Root Canal Therapy

Many people are under the impression that root canal therapy is a painful procedure. This is a misconception due to the problems that usually lead up to this treatment. Infected or severely damaged teeth are usually the reason that root canals are recommended to save the tooth. These conditions can be very painful, but root canal therapy can stop that pain and save the tooth. Smile Team Dental has an endodontist on staff that can perform root canal therapy to repair your damaged tooth.

Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure, which means it involves the soft tissues inside of the tooth. Not all dentists perform this procedure as it requires advanced training in endodontics. While it is a complex procedure, it is not painful. It has same the discomfort level of filling a cavity and is often the only way to save a tooth from extraction if the interior portion of the tooth has become infected.

Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!

If a tooth is infected or the inside pulp has been damaged, there can be swelling that puts pressure on the nerve root of the tooth. In many cases, the nerve root can begin to die, causing extreme pain and sensitivity to temperature. Root canal therapy removes the damaged pulp and nerve root inside the tooth, eliminating any infection and the source of the pain. The tooth then is repacked with a sterile material and covered with a dental crown to protect the weakened structure of the tooth.

Once root canal therapy is performed, most patients are relieved of the pain or discomfort that existed before the procedure. At Smile Team Dental, we can make the experience as painless as possible. We also offer same day dental crowns with our hi-tech CEREC 3D technology, saving you the inconvenience of needing a temporary crown and a follow-up appointment to place your permanent crown. The entire procedure can be done in one day, putting the pain of your infected or damaged tooth in the rear view mirror.

If you need root canal therapy, contact us today for an appointment and come see the endodontic experts at Smile Team Dental. We accept many insurance plans and also have financing options.