Root canal therapy is a non-surgical treatment that is designed to remedy an infected tooth or one whose inner pulp has become damaged. At Hoeg Dental Group, this crucial procedure is performed with the benefit of advancements in technique and equipment that have led to a smooth, comfortable, and largely successful process. Most patients report very little to no pain at all, and failure of the procedure occurs in less than 10% of cases.
How do you know when you need a root canal Wading River? You won’t know for sure until you come in for an examination and x-rays, but there are symptoms that can make it obvious that you have a problem in need of prompt attention. The most common one, not surprisingly, is pain. It can range from mild (especially at first) to excruciating, and is often most noticeable when you chew using the tooth or you put pressure on the tooth. It is also typical to find that the tooth is sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks. You might also experience gum tenderness or discoloration of the tooth. It is important not to wait to seek treatment. If you need our root canal Wading River, you are likely to have the best outcome when it is done in a timely manner. The treatment consists of removing the injured pulp and nerve. The canals are then cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. If the tooth has multiple canals, the procedure may take more than one session. A temporary crown is fitted to protect the tooth between visits, and as a stand-in while a permanent crown is being made, to be cemented to the tooth upon complete healing.
There is no reason you should be in pain when there is a safe, effective way to address the situation. Contact our office immediately to make an appointment. We will have you seen as soon as we can.