Not all toothaches need root canal therapy, but if they’re not addressed in a timely fashion, the likelihood of needing one increases greatly. At Liberty Dental, we are known for providing skilled, gentle care in all cases, and particularly when it comes to this procedure, which some people are nervous about. Fortunately, we can assure you that most patients report that they experienced no discomfort at all, or very little when having one. And with a 90% or greater success rate, there is every reason to feel confident about it.
The most common situation that leads to our Woodhaven root canal is when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected. This occurrence is traceable to a large cavity, loose or lost filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth compromising your tooth’s protective layers and thereby allowing bacteria to get inside. A tooth that is either dislodged from its socket or knocked completely free may also need our Woodhaven root canal. The process is to gain access to the base of the tooth, where the pulp is, by drilling the tooth. Don’t worry, because you will be sufficiently numbed with local anesthesia. The pulp and nerve are removed. Then the canals are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed, reducing the chance of future infections. The drilled tooth will later require a crown, which is done after healing takes place. For those instances where the treatment takes more than one visit, a temporary crown is fitted to keep the tooth protected until your return visit. You can expect your tooth to remain strong, durable, and functional for a long time to come.
To schedule an appointment to either have our Woodhaven root canal done, or to find out if you need one, simply contact our office. We will make sure that you are seen as quickly as can be managed.