what is Modern Root Canal Therapy?
When detected early, tooth decay or damage can be treated with a filling or other restorative option to help Plymouth and Kingston, MA patients reestablish oral health and save teeth. But if the decay or damage expands past the enamel and infects the inner portion of the tooth (pulp), a root canal may be needed to avoid tooth extraction. Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure performed by our skilled general dentists to treat damaged or infected teeth. If you need root canal therapy, we understand that you may feel nervous about the procedure. With modern treatment, however, a root canal is virtually painless and can help you save a severely damaged tooth. Our team caters to patient comfort and offers several sedation dentistry options to help you feel at ease during your visit. Please contact Plymouth Dental Group today for more information on root canal therapy, endodontics, and sedation dentistry options.
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who should have root canal treatment?
An infection that reaches the pulp of a tooth might be the result of a large cavity, a deep crack in the tooth, or a physical injury. Common signs that you may have an infected tooth and need a root canal are:
- Jaw pain
- Severe toothache
- Gum or facial swelling
- Pimple-like bumps on the gums
- Tooth discoloration.
If the infected pulp is not removed, these symptoms may increase as the infection spreads into the jawbone. Receiving timely endodontic care is important for saving your tooth and overall health.
How does a root canal work?
During your consultation, our general dentists will talk with you about your sedation dentistry preferences, which can be combined with a local anesthetic to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your root canal procedure. We are very understanding of dental anxiety and phobias and will strive to help you make the best decision for your sedation dentistry needs. On the day of your treatment, our team will numb the area and access the innermost part of your tooth to remove the decayed pulp, nerve tissue, and damaged tooth structure. The empty pulp chamber and canals of the tooth roots will be thoroughly disinfected, and a special material will be added to strengthen and restore function to the tooth. A sedative filling will be placed to seal and protect the tooth as it heals.
What happens after a root canal?
Depending on the method of sedation dentistry that was used, you may need to have an adult take you home following your procedure. Your jaw may feel tender or swollen for a few days, but these are normal symptoms and can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications. We will let you know when to return for a follow-up visit so our general dentists can ensure the infection has been eliminated. Once your tooth fully heals, a dental crown may be recommended to help preserve the delicate tooth structure and restore function to your smile.
What does Endodontic treatment cost?
As a common endodontic procedure, root canal therapy may be covered in part by a number of dental insurance plans. Plymouth Dental Group networks with several major providers and can help you maximize your benefits and coverage. We also accept several payment options and can assist you in applying for low-cost medical financing for any out-of-pocket treatment costs.
get root canal treatment and save teeth
Due to advancements in modern dentistry, root canals are performed more quickly and in greater comfort than in years past. Our general dentists combine skilled root canal techniques with relaxing sedation dentistry options to help Plymouth and Kingston, PA, patients get their needed care and relieve tooth pain. If you have an infected tooth, toothache, or similar symptoms, schedule a visit with Plymouth Dental Group today and learn if a root canal can improve your dental health.