Root Canal

Minor dental cavities can be restored with fillings, but if the damage has extended to the inner pulp, a root canal may be required. At Contemporary Dental Care, we offer pain-free and comfortable root canal therapy that removes the infected pulp tissues, ensuring the longevity of your teeth. Under the compassionate care of Dr. Khan and his team, you will experience a high-quality treatment that leaves you with a healthy smile.

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    What Is Root Canal Treatment

    A root canal is an endodontic procedure that helps preserve natural tooth structure by removing damaged or infected pulp. The pulp is the innermost sensitive layer of your teeth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. If it becomes infected, it can cause severe pain and distress, eventually leading to tooth loss.

    By detecting the issue at an early stage, our dentists can save your natural tooth with root canal treatment. In this procedure, we carefully extract the pulp tissues and seal the tooth with a durable material. This not only saves your tooth but also prevents the risk of further infection or damage.

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    Signs You May Need A Root Canal

    The need for endodontic treatment often arises due to a tooth infection, decay, or oral injury. Pain is the most common manifestation of a pulp infection, but other signs include:

    • Lingering tooth sensitivity
    • Dull or sharp, throbbing pain
    • Swelling of the gums
    • Tooth discoloration
    • Pus discharge near the infected tooth
    • Difficulty in chewing food
    • Increased tenderness
    • Swelling in the facial tissues

    If you experience any of these symptoms, visit our dental office as early as possible. We will evaluate your teeth and determine if you can benefit from root canal therapy.

    What Happens During A Root Canal

    The procedure starts with an oral examination, during which we will assess the extent of damage or tooth infection. If the pulp tissues are involved, we will devise a treatment plan to salvage your tooth. First, we will inject a local anesthetic near the defective tooth to numb the area and minimize pain.

    Next, our dentist will create a small opening in the crown to access the pulp. With the help of tiny, needle-like instruments, we will carefully extract the infected pulp tissues to decontaminate the root canals.

    After pulp removal, we will thoroughly rinse the canals to eliminate the remaining bacteria. In the next step, we will place a rubber-like material in the canals to seal them permanently. Finally, we will place a custom-designed dental crown to strengthen and protect your tooth.

    Does A Root Canal Hurt

    Since we inject a local anesthetic before starting the procedure, you will likely not feel pain or discomfort. The anesthetic takes effect immediately, numbing the tooth and surrounding tissues so you won’t feel a thing during the process. However, it is normal to experience minor pain or discomfort after treatment, which can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers.

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    If you have been suffering from extreme tooth pain or sensitivity, don’t wait too long. Our dentists can save your damaged tooth with root canal treatment. Contact us today for a consultation.

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