Root Canal Therapy From Your Dentist in Chatham
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- Relieve tooth pain
- Eliminate infection in and around a damaged tooth
- Restore function to a decayed tooth
- Prevent tooth extraction
- Restore your smile!
It’s commonly known that root canals are thought to be one of life’s most unpleasant experiences, but at Chatham-Kent Dental in Chatham, we know that the opposite is true: Root canals actually relieve pain and involve little to no discomfort at all, thanks to local anesthesia.
What’s involved in root canal therapy, and why do people sometimes need it?
A procedure that dentists use to save an injured or diseased tooth from unnecessary removal, root canals relieve pain cause by an inflamed and infected tooth.
At each tooth’s core, inside small chambers called the root canals, is soft pulp tissue that’s made up of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. When infection and inflammation develop in the pulp tissue, you may feel tooth sensitivity or intense pain. If left untreated, sensitivity and pain may go away as the nerves die, but the problem remains and may result in tooth loss.
How is a root canal performed?
After anesthesia has been administered, your dentist will locate and remove the infected pulp before cleaning and disinfecting the inside of your tooth. Your dentist will then fill and seal it with a special rubber-like material. A filling or crown will then be applied, enabling you to chew and bite on the tooth without issues.
How long does a root canal treatment last?
With diligent at-home and professional dental hygiene care, a tooth that’s been treated with a root canal can last a lifetime.
Wondering if root canal therapy may be right for you? Call us today!