Do I Need a Root Canal?
Millions of Americans undergo root canal therapy every year. Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or inflamed. This is often the result of untreated decay that may have reached the nerve. Sometimes, root canal therapy is needed after an injury to the tooth.
If your dentist has recommended a root canal, it is best to schedule it promptly. Left untreated, the infection or inflammation can lead to serious tooth pain, or even losing the tooth. A root canal is often the best way to save the tooth.
What is Root Canal Therapy Like?
Contrary to what many people think, root canals are usually pain-free. They are typically performed under local anesthesia that promotes comfort.
During the appointment, your dentist will numb the tooth and place a protective “dental dam” over the area to keep it isolated. She will clean, fill, and seal the roots to save the tooth.
A crown is necessary to protect the tooth from additional wear and tear after root canal therapy.
Schedule your Root Canal with Oronoco Dental
If a dentist has recommended a root canal, don’t wait – schedule an appointment as soon as you can. We are ready to perform your procedure.