If you think that root canal therapy is scary, consider that massive advancements in dental technology has led us to circumstances where this essential procedure is remarkably comfortable, with very little to no pain at all being associated with it. Also consider that the scary thing is actually the symptoms that motivate you to seek us out here at A to Z Family Dentistry, PC. Our Totowa root canal represents alleviation of those symptoms, related to the infection of your tooth. And the sooner, the better.
The signs that we’re referring to can start out as a run-of-the-mill toothache. At some point, though, you’re likely to notice one or more of the following: pain when you put pressure on the tooth or chew using it, hot or cold foods and drinks causing sensitivity, gum tenderness, tooth discoloration, and swelling. When you come in for our Totowa root canal, the first thing that happens is you will be numbed with local anesthesia. The next step is accessing the part of your tooth where the infected tissue is, which is inside at the base. This is done by drilling the top part of the tooth. The pulp and nerve are removed, and then the canal or canals are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. The entire process of our Totowa root canal is completed without cutting or stitches. It may take more than one visit, especially when the tooth has multiple canals. A temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth between sessions. You will be fitted with a custom-made permanent one after the tooth has fully healed.
Set up an appointment with our dentist by calling our office right away when you have one or more of the indications listed above. With timely attention, there is a 90% chance of success, which means keeping your tooth.