Endodontic Services (root canal)
A patient may require endodontic treatment when experiencing inflammation or an infection that can have a variety of causes, including but not limited to: deep decay, multiple procedures on the tooth, or a simple crack or chip in the tooth. Signs and symptoms may include discoloration of the tooth, swelling and/or tenderness in the nearby gums, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold.
Modern endodontic treatments can be compared to having a routine filling and, depending on your tooth and personal circumstances, is often completed in one or two appointments.
The procedure involves the removal of inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleaning and shaping the inside of the root canal and subsequently filling and sealing the space. Patients are required to return in order to have a crown placed on the repaired tooth or for final touches to restore the tooth to its full function.
The procedure is now a comfortable one and incorporates modern techniques and anesthetics. Patients may feel sensitivity in the first few days after treatment and residual discomfort may be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription medications, as prescribed by your medical professional’s instructions.