What To Expect From Root Canal Therapy

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When a dental infection occurs, which can mean persistent pain in a tooth that lasts for more than a day or two, then you need treatment to avoid worsening pain or even the loss of the tooth. To provide this, we can use an endodontic treatment that addresses concerns in the interior of your tooth. In today’s blog, your Londonderry, NH, dentist talks about root canal therapy.

The Signs You Need Endodontic Treatment

An infection means that harmful oral bacteria have reached the inner pulp, your tooth’s nerve center. How does this happen? For many, this is the result of an untreated cavity, which grows in severity with time and could eventually pave the way for contact with the pulp. An injury to the tooth or teeth grinding damage could also be a factor. When your tooth becomes infected, you may experience tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink, or a toothache that doesn’t pass after a day or two. Pain when you bite down or chew could be a factor, as could swelling near the tooth or a discharge from it. Jaw and facial pain may be encountered too. When you begin to experience one or more of these potential symptoms, we hope you will reach out to discuss treatment with root canal therapy!

The Root Canal Process

Our team will essentially open the tooth so we can reach and remove the infected tissues from within. We then continue the root canal procedure by cleaning the interior of your tooth thoroughly, before we add a special filling material to the inside. Once this is complete, the last step is to place a crown that covers the tooth and protects it from further exposure to bacteria. We will custom-make the crown to ensure a lifelike appearance and a long-lasting restoration, so you can smile with confidence and avoid discomfort. The process could take one visit and may find it compared to receiving a simple dental filling.

Dental Sedation

We know the idea of a root canal can make people feel nervous, but don’t worry, we take steps to ensure your comfort, so you enjoy a positive experience in our office. For example, we will administer a local anesthetic to the area to ensure you’re comfortable. We also have dental sedation to help you reach a state of calm and relaxation, even if you have dental anxiety. If you have any questions about the root canal procedure, or about treating or avoiding a dental infection, then contact our team.

Schedule A Visit With Dr. Karimipour to Address Your Infected Tooth

Our team wants to help you enjoy a comfortable smile with endodontic treatment options. Talk to our team about stopping your discomfort and preserving your smile by calling My Dentist in Londonderry, NH at (603)965-3407!