Save Your Smile With A Root Canal
Root canals may have developed a bad reputation over the years. However, at Everett Dental Wellness in Everett, MA, they play a crucial role in preserving your natural smile and alleviating excruciating dental pain.
What are Root Canals?
When the innermost part of a tooth, the pulp, becomes infected due to decay, trauma, or deep cavities, it can cause severe pain and may lead to tooth loss if left untreated. A root canal aims to remove the infected pulp, clean the affected area, and seal it to prevent further infection.
How are Root Canals Performed?
Our dentist starts by examining your tooth and taking X-rays to identify the extent of infection or damage. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure you're comfortable throughout the procedure. The dentist creates a small access hole in the affected tooth to reach the pulp chamber and root canals. Special instruments are used to remove the infected pulp and clean the inside of the tooth. After cleaning, the tooth is filled with gutta-percha, a biocompatible material. This seals the tooth, preventing further infection. In most cases, a crown is placed on the treated tooth to strengthen and protect it, restoring its appearance and function.
The Benefits of Root Canals:
- Pain Relief: Root canals effectively relieve the excruciating pain caused by infected or damaged teeth, allowing you to enjoy a pain-free smile again.
- Preservation of Natural Teeth: Root canals save your natural teeth, maintaining the integrity of your smile and preventing the need for costly replacements like dental implants.
- Improved Oral Health: By removing the source of infection, root canals help prevent the spread of bacteria to other teeth and reduce the risk of complications.
- Long-lasting Solution: With proper care, a tooth treated with a root canal can last a lifetime, offering a durable and reliable solution.
If you're experiencing dental discomfort, don't hesitate to contact us today to explore the possibility of a root canal and get back to enjoying a pain-free, healthy smile.
Contact Everett Dental Wellness About Root Canal Treatment Today
- Curtail the spread of infection
- Relieve acute toothache pain
- Save a tooth from possible extraction
- Prevent future decay
- Show off a healthy, pain-free smile!