Root Canal Therapy

Many people fear the root canal, but the truth is that root canal therapy is all about relieving your pain, not causing it. At The Danna Smile, we’ve created a comfortable and high-tech environment where we can quickly get to the “root” of the problem and give you a reason to start smiling again.

We normally recommend root canal therapy when decay or infection has reached the nerve of a tooth. At this point, we need to take these measures in order to save the tooth. We have the experience to do the job quickly and deliver the results you need.

How a Root Canal Procedure Works

A root canal can safe your tooth, but it does require the removal of the pulp and some nerve tissue as well as the bacteria and decay that have started causing problems.

When you come in for your appointment, the common procedure is to use a rubber dam to keep the tooth completely dry and free of saliva throughout the procedure. We will then open an access point in the tooth and use a series of specialized canal files to create an opening through which we can remove the pulp, nerve tissue, bacteria, and any tooth decay.

Once the space is thoroughly cleaned, we can then fill it and seal it. If the procedure required significant remodeling of the tooth, we may use a porcelain crown, instead. These crowns are particularly effective at adding durability to the structure and restoring it to normal function and appearance.

When Do You Need a Root Canal?

There are several situations that may indicate you need root canal therapy. Some of the signs that a treatment is inevitable include:

  • Significant tooth pain that doesn’t go away
  • Severe sensitivity to hot and gold
  • Abscesses on the gums
  • Swelling and tenderness

it’s also important to remember that there are times when there will be no symptoms at all, but the bacteria and decay may be just about to hit a nerve. We’ll be able to work with you and educate you on all your options so you can make the best decisions for your dental health.

Contact us today to set up an appointment.