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Root Canals

Most adults will come to need a root canal procedure at some point to relieve a toothache or tooth infection. While root canals often get a scary reputation, the truth is that they’re actually a very important tooth saving procedure.

At Future of Dentistry, we care about your oral and mental health. We’ll do our best to make your root canal a safe and painless procedure, but if you still have anxiety you can take advantage of our comfort menu, featuring blankets, headphones, and hot towels to help you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your treatment.

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What Is A Root Canal?

The term “root canal” can either refer to the physical root canal in the tooth or the procedure for cleaning it out when it becomes infected.

The physical root canal is a pathway through the center of the tooth that houses pulp, which is nerve tissue. It is through this nerve tissue that oxygen and other nutrients are transported to the tooth roots.

Root canal treatment is required when this inner pulp chamber becomes infected. The sooner we can spot the tooth infection and treat it, the better; if the pulp decays to the point of death, this can cause an abscess, a painful infection of the jawbone near the tooth root, as well as a severe toothache.

The root canal procedure is a bit infamous for being painful and traumatic. Today, thanks to modern technology and state-of-the-art sedation dentistry, root canals aren’t nearly the nightmare they were in the past. This procedure can be performed quickly with virtually no pain—while at the same time, it removes the pain of your toothache.

That being said, we at Future of Dentistry take dental anxiety seriously. We will do whatever we can to help our patients feel safe, secure, and comfortable during their procedures.

The Root Canal Procedure

The purpose of root canal treatment is to thoroughly cleanse the inside of a tooth that has been severely damaged by decay or infection. Tooth infection is usually the result of poor oral hygiene or trauma that has allowed bacteria to creep into the tooth’s core and infect the healthy pulp.

At Future of Dentistry, we use a computer-controlled device to locate the root canal in a given tooth and remove the diseased nerve tissue with little to no discomfort—all in a single visit.

Once the inside of the tooth is cleaned and the damaged pulp removed, we fill your tooth with a biocompatible material to seal it and prevent another tooth infection. For maximum protection, we reconstruct the tooth with a white filling that helps rebuild the tooth roots. When that’s finished, your tooth will be topped off with a beautiful porcelain crown.

Your toothache will be gone, and you can rest easy when you know your mouth is free from that tooth infection. We want to help you relieve pain through this life-changing procedure!

Comfortable Root Canal Treatment At Future Of Dentistry

If you’re dealing with a toothache and think you may be in need of root canal treatment, don’t hesitate to call our office. The sooner we can get you in for an appointment, the sooner you can get back to living healthy and pain-free. As always, visit our office, or call us with any questions!

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I honestly couldn’t have been more happy and satisfied with my experience with Dr.Nguyen and his assistant Olivia in the Billerica location! I had numerous fillings on my front teeth that were not done correctly by a different Doctor.They were making me feel insecure and worried about my smile, and after consulting and having my appointment with the doctor and Olivia, I feel I have a renewed lease on my smile and confidence. Dr.Nguyen made me feel very confident in his professionalism and knowledge in dentistry the moment we first spoke and through my appointment, Olivia was amazingly professional, while at the same time made me comfortable and re-assured in the whole process , it made everything so easy mentally. I cannot wait to continue using them for my cleanings and future appointments, and to recommend them to anyone I know!
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14:37 16 Mar 22
I went for a consultation and as soon as I walked in the decor in the office was very calm and home-like. The front desk employee, Erin I believe, was very kind and courteous making sure that I was able to get my previous dental office to get my records sent over to help my appointment go smoother. When Dr. Nguyen looked at my teeth he explained everything clearly so that I would understand exactly what they had planned for me and was even able to start my deep cleaning in that same appointment, which saved me another trip and time off from work. I appreciate all of the effort they put in to make sure I was comfortable and taken care of. Definitely the best staff I've encountered in a dental office. There were no attitudes in sight and it was a quiet and relaxed environment.
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00:47 02 Dec 21
I can't overstate my satisfaction with Future of Dentistry. Becoming a patient was quick and easy, and every visit has been nothing but pleasant. All of the staff are courteous, friendly, and personable. They were very helpful working with me to figure out my options for procedures and what my out-of-pocket costs would look like. As someone with a storied dental history, I'm very satisfied to have found such a great experience in my own backyard.The dental assistant, hygienist, and Dr. Nguyen are all top-notch professionals. Everyone took time to check in and make sure I was comfortable and aware of next steps throughout my visits. And at risk of sounding too hyperbolic, I left my latest appointment thinking Dr. Nguyen is an artist with the precision of a watchmaker. Both me and my fiancé are very happy with his work.If you're seeking a better dental experience, Future of Dentistry is highly recommended!
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