Root Canal Therapy
Are you dreading an upcoming root canal therapy appointment? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure of all. The truth is, the treatment works to alleviate tooth pain, not cause it, and can also save a tooth that we would otherwise extract. Here at PEARLIQUE, you have nothing to fear. Our gentle techniques and sedation options will leave you with a positive, comfortable experience.
Root Canal Therapy Overview
Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy is a dental procedure designed to repair and save teeth severely damaged due to injuries, cavities, cracks, or decay, and those with inflamed or infected tooth pulp. Without proper treatment, the damage may continue to progress, potentially causing a severe toothache or an abscess, and you may end up with a dental emergency requiring tooth extraction.
Root canal therapy gets its name from the fact that the procedure involves removing diseased pulp and nerves located within the infected tooth’s root canal, which is then cleaned, sterilized, and sealed. We typically use a dental crown to protect and strengthen the treated tooth, restoring it’s appearance, form, and function.
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
There are signs that you may be in need of root canal therapy. You may have gum or tooth pain or swelling, a pimple or bump on your gum indicating an abscess, tooth discoloration, tenderness, or sensitivity to heat or cold.
At times, you may be in need of root canal therapy but have no symptoms, so it’s important to keep up with your dental checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. During your appointment, we may take x-rays that will pinpoint any problem areas in a tooth or molar that need treatment.
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Contact us at PEARLIQUE to learn more about root canal therapy and how it can alleviate your pain. Our highly trained and experienced team strives to offer quality, comfortable care each and every day. We look forward to helping you maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. Call us today!
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