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Root Canal Therapy

Teeth that have extensive decay or fractures may need a root canal.

There are several symptoms that patients will experience with toothaches, some of them are hot/cold sensitivity, biting pressure sensitivity and sharp aching pain. These symptoms can be correlated to an infected nerve within the tooth due to a variety of reasons. The dentist will diagnose the toothache and sometimes a root canal is necessary if the nerve is infected. The infection needs to be treated with antibiotics and/or root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is typically performed in 1-2 visits and is usually treatable in a general dental office with local anesthetic. The procedure involves cleaning the canals, shaping the canals and sealing the canals. Once sealed all nerve remnants and infections are gone and the procedure is typically painless due to anesthesia. If a tooth is highly sensitive or painful, the anesthetic may not work as well to numb that tooth and a course of antibiotics may need to be completed prior to ensure a painless experience. Teeth that have had root canals are now more susceptible to breakage and many need to be restored with a full coverage restoration, such as a crown. Our CBCT technology allows us to plan the procedure digitally before the appointment so we have the BEST knowledge going into the tooth conservatively and appropriately when needed.

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