Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is one of the most common dental procedures performed, almost 15 million cases every year. This treatment can save your tooth and prevent the need for extraction and costly replacements. There are many reasons why a root canal may be indicated. It can be from trauma, deep decay, crack or repeated dental work on the same tooth.
Symptoms may include sensitivity to hot or cold, pain upon biting or spontaneous pain. In some cases, there may be no pain at all, but an infection is present. A thorough examination with x-rays will help form a diagnosis. If a root canal is indicated it involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits. We have many ways to achieve profound anesthesia and our office thrives on making you as comfortable as possible. In addition, we can provide oral sedation for our more anxious patients.
Root canal therapy is very successful, but as with any medical or dental procedure, success can vary with each individual case. The success is also dependent upon following up with your general dentist in a timely manner. They will provide a permanent restoration and seal for the root canal.