Did you know that one of the most common dental procedures are root canals? A root canal procedure is required when the center of your tooth is infected, also known as the pulp. The pulp contains nerves that if left untreated, can cause severe pain and jawbone loss.
Before beginning the procedure, we will apply local anesthesia to the affected area. Your dentist will drill inside your tooth in order to remove the infected pulp and thoroughly cleanse the canal. Then, the canal will be sealed with a material known as gutta-percha. Typically, a crown may be fitted to your tooth after the procedure is complete to restore your smile!
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Afterward, we recommend taking medication and antibiotics prescribed by your dentist. You can once again enjoy your favorite foods again without worrying about tooth sensitivity. Contact us today if you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity for a root canal procedure!