At Brant Smiles, our experienced dentists provide root canal therapy to effectively treat infected teeth. When the nerve of a tooth becomes compromised due to decay or infection, it can result in severe pain and sensitivity. Root canal therapy is a specialized procedure designed to remove the infected pulp, nerves, bacteria, and decay from the tooth, while preserving its structure and restoring its function. Our skilled dental professionals are dedicated to relieving your pain and helping you maintain a healthy, natural smile.
Understanding Root Canal Therapy:
Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure that focuses on saving a tooth that would otherwise require extraction due to infection or damage to the nerve tissue. By removing the infected or inflamed pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, and sealing them with medicated dental materials, we can effectively eliminate pain and restore the tooth’s function.
The Root Canal Procedure:
- Evaluation and Diagnosis: Our dentists will perform a thorough examination, including dental X-rays, to assess the condition of the affected tooth and determine if root canal therapy is necessary. We will also evaluate your symptoms, such as pain, sensitivity, or swelling, to confirm the presence of infection.
- Numbing the Area: Local anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Our team prioritizes your comfort and will take all necessary steps to keep you relaxed and pain-free during the treatment.
- Accessing the Pulp: A small opening is created in the tooth’s crown to gain access to the infected pulp chamber and root canals. This step allows our dentists to remove the infected pulp and thoroughly clean the inside of the tooth.
- Cleaning and Shaping the Canals: Specialized instruments are used to clean and shape the root canals, ensuring all bacteria, infected tissue, and debris are thoroughly removed. This step is vital in preventing reinfection and promoting proper healing.
- Medication and Filling: The cleaned root canals are filled with a special medicated material to prevent further infection. Depending on the case, our dentists may choose to complete the procedure in a single visit or place a temporary filling to allow for healing before permanently sealing the canals.
- Restoration: Once the root canal therapy is complete, the tooth will be restored to its full function and aesthetics. In most cases, a dental crown is placed over the treated tooth to provide strength, protection, and a natural appearance.
- Post-Treatment Care: Our dental team will provide you with detailed instructions on post-treatment care, including proper oral hygiene practices and any necessary medications. It is crucial to follow these instructions to ensure the success and longevity of the treated tooth.
Relieve Pain and Save Your Natural Tooth
If you are experiencing tooth pain or suspect an infected tooth, don’t delay seeking treatment. Root canal therapy at Brant Smiles can provide relief from pain, eliminate infection, and save your natural tooth. Our skilled dentists will guide you through the process, addressing any concerns and ensuring your comfort every step of the way.
Contact Brant Smiles today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward preserving your oral health with root canal therapy. Our compassionate dental team is committed to providing you with exceptional care and helping you achieve a pain-free, healthy smile.