The root canal is a common restorative procedure performed when a patient has a severely decayed or infected tooth. It helps prevent future infections and abscesses in the gums and enables you to maintain oral health and wellness for years to come. The trick is knowing when you need a root canal. If you are experiencing moderate to severe pain in a single tooth, contact Claremont Dental Group in Claremont, NH, to determine if you need a root canal.
A root canal treatment is done when our dentist needs to save a tooth by cleaning out the decayed and infected soft pulp. This is done by drilling through the enamel and carefully scraping out the soft tissue through the roots. The interior is then sanitized and disinfected before being filled with a substance called gutta-percha. At the end of the procedure, the tooth is often capped with a crown to hold the structure together.
When you visit Claremont Dental Group, we use state-of-the-art equipment and local anesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable during the entire treatment.
While the root canal treatments of the past might have been uncomfortable, Claremont Dental Group in Claremont, NH, uses the latest technology to ensure you feel as little discomfort as possible during the procedure. Instead, you will only feel a slight pressure as the dentist works.
After the treatment, the area might be a little tender but will recover quickly. Our staff will inform you about the best ways to handle swelling or discomfort.
Most individuals who require a root canal have allowed a tooth to become too decayed or infected. This often happens because of poor oral hygiene habits, but it is also common to develop a painful tooth after sustaining an injury.
If you are experiencing pain in your tooth and would like assistance in Claremont, NH, please contact Claremont Dental Group today to schedule an appointment. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will be glad to help.