Root Canal Therapy is significant in cases when the tooth's nerve is affected because of decay or infection. To save the impacted tooth, we remove the pulp, the nerves, the bacteria, and any decay and fill it with special, medicated dental material, thereby restoring the tooth's function.
With the help of root canal therapy, we try to preserve the tooth that might die and need to be removed. So, if you think that tooth extraction is the ultimate solution, you need to know that it is relatively costly and can affect adjacent teeth.
Also, this treatment is highly successful and tends to last for a lifetime.
When to Expect a Root Canal Therapy?
You might need root canal therapy when you witness the following signs and symptoms:
- An abscess or pimple on the gums.
- Severe toothache.
- Swelling and tenderness,
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
Sometimes, you don’t feel any signs and symptoms. We consult a regular checkup to examine your teeth and detect the problem in such a case.
Why is Root Canal Therapy Significant?
Root Canal Therapy is required to treat:
- the tooth whose decay had reached the pulp
- Severely injured or damaged tooth.
- development of abscess inside the tooth or at the root tip
Procedure Involved in Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy requires one or more dental appointments. We will first numb your tooth using local anesthesia. Then, we place a rubber dam around the tooth to keep it dry and free from saliva. We drill and make a small opening on the top of the damaged tooth. Using a root canal file, we gradually remove the infected pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria.
After the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, we seal it with a permanent filling and provide you with dental fillings in the next appointment.
We will conduct the next appointment a week later, fill the inside and the tooth cavity, and then seal it with special dental material. After the filling, we place a crown (caps) on the treated tooth to prevent breaking and effortlessly restore it to its full function.
So, if you want to treat your severely impacted tooth, contact us immediately! Select Care Dental offers advanced root canal treatment by our experienced team of doctors- Dr. Anderson, Dr.Nuttall, and Dr. Holtman. For more information and appointments, call us at (541) 923-7633, book online, or visit us directly at 774 Southwest Rimrock Way, Redmond, Oregon 97756.