Root Canal Therapy Fair Haven VT
Tooth Pain | Root canal therapy is a restorative procedure that saves a tooth when its nerve becomes infected by bacteria or tooth decay. Patients may experience pain or sensitivity in the tooth or gum area. Left untreated, the pain can intensify and the tooth will need to be extracted. Contact us if you are experiencing toothache. It could be a sign of infection.
What is a root canal procedure?
A root canal procedure is usually performed in one or two visits. We would numb the area and isolate the tooth with a sheet of rubber. It helps to keep the tooth dry from saliva. Next, we open the top of the tooth to insert root canal files to remove the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. Tooth decay can also be removed during this process, if present. Water or sodium hypochlorite is used to flush remaining debris. Then, we apply medication inside the tooth and seal. Some patients may need more restoration after a root canal. For example, the tooth may have extensive tooth decay damage that requires dental crown. If so, this next procedure will be discussed in further detail with you.
What are the symptoms for a root canal?
- Abscess on gums
- Tooth sensitivity
- Swelling or tender gums
Please note that some patients do not experience symptoms. Your dental examinations will help detect the need of a root canal early on.
Should I consider a root canal?
Yes. Root canals save teeth. It is more expensive to wait until the tooth is unsalvageable because it will require more dental work. Also, the pain will intensify and feel unbearable.
How much do root canal procedures cost?
Root canal therapy will vary in cost. Each root canal has different complexities. If you have dental insurance, we will review the coverage with you.
How can I avoid a root canal?
Avoiding a root canal is always your best choice. Maintain good oral health and visit us for your routine dental examinations and cleanings. Also, eating a healthier diet and avoiding tobacco helps maintain your smile.
Why Choose Us
- Personalized, Gentle Care
- Where You Are Treated Like Family
- One Year Advanced Education in General Dentistry
- New Patients Welcome
- Over 20 Years Of Experience
- Quality Comprehensive Dentistry