According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure of all. Despite this stigma, root canal therapy is actually a pain-free, quick and relatively comfortable procedure. In fact, it relieves your pain and can prevent more complicated oral issues down the road when treated in a timely manner.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or diseased. The pulp is the soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. The inflammation of the pulp occurs from a deep cavity, or a chipped or broken tooth. During root canal treatment, your dentist at Harbor Point Dental Group removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal of the tooth is then cleaned and sealed.
Root Canal Treatment Takes 2 to 3 Visits
A root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile. If the infected pulp is not removed by our restorative dentists, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed. Through routine care of your smile, your restored teeth can last a lifetime. Always be sure to get your regular scheduled cleanings, every six months. A tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease.