Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is an often a straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain and save your teeth. Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. During root canal treatment, an endodontist carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is root canal treatment painful?
With modern techniques and varied local anesthetic solutions, it is rare to have a sensation in the tooth during treatment.
- Will the tooth hurt after the root canal treatment?
For the first few after treatment, it is normal for your tooth to be sensitive to biting. This discomfort can be relieved with prescribed medications in order to control normal post-treatment discomfort.
- How many sessions does a root canal take?
The amount of time a procedure takes depends on the details of the procedure you’re having and the type of tooth involved. The treatment can often be completed in one session. At times, a second appointment may be needed.
- Would extraction be a better alternative?
Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth.