When a tooth becomes cavitated, the oral bacteria cross the protective layers to reach the pulp. The pupal tissues contain blood vessels and sensitive nerve endings that supply the tooth structure. So when it gets infected, an inflammatory response is triggered, resulting in severely painful symptoms. Some common ones include:
In such instances, delaying treatment may cause further complications and threaten the health of adjacent teeth. We can prevent these consequences and save your tooth with root canal treatment.
At our practice, we perform root canal therapy under local anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort. The entire treatment may take one or more appointments, depending on the complexity of your case. During your initial consultation, we will perform a clinical exam and record dental x-rays to study the extent of damage.
The procedure begins with drilling a small hole in your tooth to expose the canal openings. We will extract the damaged pulp tissues and thoroughly debride the canals. After complete disinfection, we will seal the canals with a rubber-like substance called gutta-percha. The final step involves the placement of a dental filling or a crown to close the opening and protect the remaining tooth structure.
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Root canal therapy is generally painless, but you may feel slight tenderness in your tooth/teeth once the effect of anesthesia wears off. In cases of multi-rooted teeth, we may place a temporary filling after pulp extraction and recall you after a few days. During this period, we will instruct you to avoid eating hard foods and biting on solid objects as they may cause pain. You can take over-the-counter painkillers for ease and comfort.
Once the treatment is complete and a dental crown has been placed, you are free to enjoy your favorite meals. However, if the pain persists, it is better to visit our dental experts to get immediate treatment.