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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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