You can erase tooth pain and achieve a healthier smile with root canal therapy. Root canal treatment is a quick procedure that will help patients ease toothache and safeguard their smile against tooth loss.
How Does a Root Canal Work?
When the pulp chamber of the tooth becomes infected, Dr. Williamson may suggest a root canal. The pulp chamber is the soft inside of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood vessels. If a damaged pulp chamber is not removed, the results are tooth pain and tooth loss.
During a root canal, your dentist will remove the tissue from the middle of the tooth, clean out the root canals, and seal the tooth. The procedure is always accompanied by local anesthesia so that you can maintain total comfort.
Root Canal Results
What should you expect from root canal therapy?
Root canal treatment has shown highly successful results in recent years. After your brief root canal recovery, you will return to the office for a restoration. We place a dental crown in order to:
- Protect the weakened tooth from further damage
- Restore complete chewing force to the tooth
- Restore the natural appearance of the tooth
After you have healed completely, your smile will be back to normal. You will be able to chew, speak, and smile naturally.
Questions or Concerns?
Many patients are not enthused by the idea of root canal therapy. In fact, patients are usually nervous or even afraid when Dr. Williamson recommends a root canal treatment.
Patients should know that root canal therapy is an advanced and successful treatment, and it is nothing to be afraid of! Dr. Williamson uses the latest techniques to ensure your utmost comfort during and after your procedure.
We provide soothing patient amenities and entertainment so that you can feel relaxed during your appointment. Sedation dentistry is also an option here. You can choose to use nitrous oxide in addition to local anesthesia to help you feel calm and relaxed throughout your visit.
If you have questions or concerns about root canal therapy, please give our experts a call. We would love to help you better understand your treatment and why it may be the best way to save your smile! Contact us today.