Safe, Technology-Backed Restorative Care
Tooth pain is sometimes a result of infected or dead tooth pulp inside the tooth itself. Symptoms are ongoing and will continue to cause pain and discomfort unless the tooth is properly treated. Root canal therapy removes infection in the tooth roots and restores the strength and health of the tooth. Most importantly, a root canal eliminates tooth pain caused by the infection! If you are looking for dentist that offer root canal treatment in Brunswick, then you are at right place. We employ modern techniques and sedation dentistry and use the latest dental tools during your root canal therapy to provide a more comfortable and safe experience for our patients. Our experienced team can help you restore your health and rid your smile of all tooth pain with timely root canal treatment!
Why Is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?
We perform root canal therapy when a tooth is too badly decayed for a simple cavity filling. Without proper treatment of a decayed tooth, the infection will continue to spread and cause harm to the surrounding teeth and spread throughout the body. Root canal therapy not only restores the health of your smile, but saves your tooth from extraction, eliminates your tooth pain, and keeps you from experiencing related systemic problems.
Symptoms of a Decayed Tooth:
• Chronic tooth pain
• Severe pain when biting
• Prolonged tooth sensitivity
• Darkened or discolored tooth
• Gum swelling or tenderness
• Aching mouth or jaw
Our Root Canal Process
Our root canal process begins by numbing your tooth with local anesthetic to ensure your procedure is comfortable. Then we remove the top portion of your tooth enamel so we can access the tooth roots. Next, we clean out all infection and sterilize the area inside the tooth. Once the area has been cleaned, we reshape the root canals and fill them with a hardening material called gutta-percha. Finally, we seal off the top of the tooth and cover it with a temporary dental crown. When your final custom dental crown is ready, we finalize its perfect fit, then bond it permanently to your new tooth. Fully restored with root canal therapy, your tooth will be pain and sensitivity free, strong, and beautiful!
Is root canal treatment painful?
You don’t have to fear this procedure. With the help of numbing medicine, patients should feel no pain while a root canal is being performed.
How long does a root canal treatment take?
They usually can be finished in 30-90 minutes depending on the tooth and difficulty.
Do I need a crown after a root canal?
Needing a crown after a root canal depends highly on the location of the tooth in the mouth—teeth towards the back of the mouth like molars and premolars are needed more for chewing, and generally require crowns, where incisors or canines which aren’t needed for chewing don’t always require crowns.
What happens if you don't get a root canal?
If you need a root canal, the infected pulp in the tooth needs to be removed. Typically, a chronic infection begins and the bone around the tooth starts to break down. The tooth is likely to abscess at some point and is usually at greater risk of fracturing.