A root canal is procedure crucial for addressing infected teeth and preventing them from becoming lost. However, may people fear this endodontic procedure due to misinformation about severe discomfort. Fortunately, your Albuquerque, NM, dentist can ensure you feel calm and comfortable throughout the procedure!
Ensuring Your Comfort
First, before we begin our team will administer a local anesthetic around the tooth receiving treatment, which we do for filling and crown placements as well. If you have anxiety, then we can also discuss dental sedation. With sedation, you enter a calm and relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure itself. If you have a fear about this procedure, or about visiting the dentist, please let us know. We understand and will work with you address your questions and concerns, and make sure you feel comfortable and heard during your visit.
The Root Canal Procedure
Unless treated, an infected tooth will grow more severe, and eventually the infection will reach surrounding teeth and you could even lose your tooth. To avoid this, we administer anesthetic and then open the tooth. Our team removes the infected tissue from within and then thoroughly cleans the interior of your tooth. Next, we fill it with a special restorative material known as gutta percha. After we cure this material, the final step involves placing a crown. The crown not only looks natural, but is durable as well, able to absorb daily bite forces and protect your smile. We could use materials like ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia to craft your restoration, which means it can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth.
Warning Signs of an Infection
An infection happens when bacteria reaches the inner pulp, your tooth’s nerve center. This is often possible as a result of untreated tooth decay, or if a toot becomes broken or cracked. You may begin to experience tooth sensitivity and toothaches, and over time pain when eating could develop. Headaches, fever, swelling near the aching tooth or a discharge for the tooth could also occur. If you begin to experience one or more of these symptoms, then please let our team know right away. With routine treatment, we can help protect your smile and ensure you enjoy a full one without losing your natural teeth! If you have any questions about root canal therapy, then contact our team today. Let’s make 2020 the year you enjoy optimal oral health.
Do You Have Questions About Restorative Dental Care?
Our team can offer unique procedures to return smiles to optimal oral health and beauty, often in one visit. For more information on our restorative treatments, then schedule a consultation with us by calling Snow Park Dental in Albuquerque, NM, today at 505-299-2979.