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Root Canal Therapy 101

When you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, we can remove the defective pulp inside of your tooth’s canals. Once the pulp is removed, we disinfect the area and use a filling called gutta percha to prevent future infections. Depending on your needs, we may top your tooth with a dental crown for additional protection. Root canal therapy is a common procedure geared towards preserving your oral health and your natural teeth. If you think that you may need a root canal, please reach out to our office as soon as possible to schedule your consultation!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need a root canal?

Every patient is different. However, there are some common signs and symptoms that may indicate the need for root canal therapy, including:

  • Appearance of Bump on Gums
  • Sharp Tooth Pain when Chewing
  • Sudden Blackening of Tooth
  • Swollen, Tender Gums
  • Throbbing, Persistent Toothache
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What is the root canal procedure like?

The root canal procedure is actually pretty simple and stress-free. We thoroughly numb the area around the tooth and we also offer some sedation options for additional comfort. Most patients report feeling almost-instant relief after their root canal treatment. While it may sound intimidating, root canal therapy is actually nothing to fear!

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What can I do to prevent needing a root canal?

One of the best ways to prevent the need for a root canal is to maintain a proper at-home oral hygiene regimen by brushing twice a day for two minutes each and flossing daily. We also recommend attending biannual dental cleanings and exams. This gives our team a chance to examine your smile to catch any dental issues while they’re still small!

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