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Root Canals

Effective root canal therapy

No one wants to have a root canal done. However, it may be necessary to prevent even deeper infections in your tooth and jaw line. The root canal is a small-sized channel inside the tooth, providing the tooth with nutrients. If it becomes inflamed, you can experience pain and the tooth itself might even be at risk.

Our goal is to preserve your tooth and eliminate the causes of the infection. We also strive to minimize any pain and discomfort as much as possible.

What causes a root canal?

The most common causes of a root canal are a cracked or chipped tooth, cavity, or other oral injuries that can lead to a damaged or inflamed tooth pulp. If the pulp is not removed, the teeth surrounding the root can also become infected and bacteria can damage the bone in the area, leading to bone loss.

What does the procedure involve?

The first thing we want to do is determine how deep the inflammation extends. The dentists at Medico M.D. will take x-rays to examine and show where the decay is located. The treatment consists of removing the damaged area of the pulp, cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it. Throughout the entire procedure, we will monitor your comfort level and ensure everything goes smoothly. Here is a detailed breakdown of what your root canal treatment will involve:

What happens after my root canal?

A second follow-up appointment is typically needed to remove the temporary filling. Once that is done it will be replaced by a crown or permanent filling to strengthen the tooth and improve aesthetics. After that, it is important to follow up with proper brushing and flossing techniques that will allow your filling to last for many years!

Your comfort is our priority

Don’t ignore the pain in your jawline. Most people put off going to the dentist because of the perceived pain associated with procedures such as root canals. However, neglecting vital treatment can lead to even more invasive procedures down the road and more pain for you when you chew and even when you talk.

We take care to minimize pain and maximize comfort during your procedure. Stop pain in its tracks at Medico MD. Call us to schedule an appointment today!