Root canal therapy treats the pulp, or center, of a tooth that is infected, inflamed or dead. The pulp is a soft substance consisting of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue.
Symptoms of infection include sensitivity to temperature, visible injury or swelling, or pain in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact Paul Family Dentistry for a consultation.
Root canal therapy involves removing the pulp from the tooth chamber and canals. Then we clean the canals with a disinfecting solution. We may provide local anesthesia or sedation to ensure your complete comfort during your root canal therapy.
After treatment, we may place a temporary filling to protect your tooth until your restoration is complete. Your tooth may feel sensitive for the first few days. This discomfort may be relieved with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications, as directed. Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until you have your full restoration. If a problem occurs, contact Paul Family Dentistry.
Root canal therapy can help preserve your tooth for a lifetime. Contact our office today for a consultation with Dr. Paul.