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Relieve Tooth Pain And Preserve Your Smile With Root Canal Therapy

Posted on 2/20/2023 by Evan
Relieve Tooth Pain And Preserve Your Smile With Root Canal TherapyThere are times when tooth damage can be resolved by simple procedures like fillings and crowns. However, extensive tooth damage may call for more intensive procedures. Root canal therapy aims to remove the bacteria infection in the tooth's pulp. Our dental specialist may recommend a root canal if you have leaky dental fillings or severe tooth decay. Our team will carefully assess your oral health before recommending treatment.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure to remove the dental pulp at the tooth's center. When the tooth is fractured, the pulp becomes susceptible to infections. The root canal treatment can save your tooth from extraction.

If untreated, the infection will spread to other parts of your oral cavity. You may notice some sharp pain when biting or chewing food. There could also be swelling on the cheek or jaw and an abscess around the infected tooth.

Is Root Canal Therapy Painful?

Our dental specialists will administer local anesthesia during the procedure. The procedure is usually painless, and our professionals will keep you as comfortable as possible.

Our dental team will start by removing the infected pulp from your tooth. Professionals use specialized tools to clean the root canal system and eliminate bacteria. An antibiotic is applied, and the area is sealed to prevent further infections.

What to Expect After the Procedure

You can return to your daily routine after the root canal therapy. The dentist will ask you to avoid certain foods to minimize damage and prevent complications.

Some patients may experience soreness after the local anesthesia wears off. You can manage the discomfort with pain medication. Visit the dentist if the pain persists for more than a few days. The tooth will function normally after the procedure. It may take several weeks to be accustomed to the changes.

Nevertheless, the therapy reverses the inflammation and eliminates the risk of gum and tooth pain. You can resume your usual diet following root canal therapy. Contact our dental team to book a root canal therapy consultation today.

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4949 Main Street Stratford, CT 06614

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