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By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence.
Our expert team, led by respected endodontic specialists Dr. Bagby, Dr. Mayerchak, Dr. Sharma and Dr. Okang includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We hope to exceed your expectations.
Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on treating the innermost part of the tooth, known as the pulp. This includes procedures like root canal therapy to save infected or damaged teeth.
Modern techniques and local anesthesia ensure that root canal procedures are relatively painless. The treatment itself is designed to alleviate the pain caused by the infection and restore the tooth’s health.
A root canal involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, filling them with a biocompatible material, and sealing the tooth. In some cases, a crown may be recommended to protect and strengthen the tooth.
Root canal treatments have a high success rate, often exceeding 90%. With proper care, the treated tooth can last a lifetime. Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene are essential for maintaining the results.
Root canals are needed when the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, trauma, cracks, or repeated dental procedures. Without treatment, the infection can lead to severe pain and the potential loss of the tooth.
The duration of a root canal procedure depends on the complexity of the tooth and the extent of the infection. Simple cases may be completed in a single visit, while more intricate cases might require multiple appointments.
The main alternative to a root canal is tooth extraction. However, it’s generally best to save a natural tooth whenever possible, as extractions can lead to further oral health issues and the need for replacement options like dental implants.
Endodontic retreatment involves redoing a previous root canal procedure that may have failed to fully resolve the issue. It includes reopening the tooth, removing old filling materials, and re-treating the canals to address any remaining infection or complications.
After a root canal, some mild discomfort or sensitivity might occur. Over-the-counter pain relievers and following the post-treatment care instructions provided by your dentist can help alleviate any discomfort.