If you are suffering from a large crack in your tooth, a cavity, severe oral pain, or a dental abscess, our doctors might recommend gentle root canal therapy to help save the tooth. While the idea of receiving a root canal might seem less than optimal, our advanced techniques and technologies allow us to perform this procedure quickly and efficiently.
If you are at all nervous, we offer a range of safe sedation options to help you relax during root canal therapy. Some people even fall asleep during their root canal!
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures, performed well over 14 million times each year in the United States alone. This treatment is designed to help save your natural teeth and to keep you from needing dental implants or bridges.
During root canal therapy, we will remove the living tissue inside your tooth, including the nerves, and excises any bacteria or decay. After this step is completed, he cleans out the chamber, treats it with a medicated material, and then fills it.
This treatment is designed to restore the previously damaged tooth to its full function and usually lasts a lifetime. Once your root canal therapy is completed, you will be fitted with a crown to protect the area.
The CEREC Difference
Most practices have you wear a temporary crown and make you wait 2 weeks while they wait on the lab to send them your crown. At One Dental Studio, we use advanced CEREC technology to fabricate your crown on the very same day as your root canal!
Do I Need A Root Canal?
Our team may recommend a root canal if you’re experiencing:
- Swelling and tenderness of your gums
- Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
- An abscess on your gums
- Sharp pain when biting down or chewing
These signs can indicate that decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, resulting in infection or an abscess inside the tooth or at the root.
Schedule Your Appointment With One Dental Studio Today
Dental abscesses, cracked teeth, and large cavities cannot heal themselves. If you’re experiencing dental pain, schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Our expert dental team is here to answer all of your questions and determine if root canal therapy is right for you!