If you’ve ever had a terrible tooth ache, your dentist has probably brought up the procedures of root canals before. A root canal is an endodontic procedure in which treats the inside of your tooth. When the pulp inside of your teeth becomes damaged. This may be due to cracks or chips or traumas that have affected those areas of the mouth and have caused pulp to become inflamed or infected. IF this pulp is left untreated, it can lead to pain or abscess.
During Root Canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed from the inside of the tooth. After the pulp is removed, the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or a filling for protection.
Modern root canal treatment is similar to having a routine filling and may be completed in one or two appointments depending on the condition of the tooth. Contrary to popular belief, Root canals relieve the pain that an infected tooth is causing. The treatment isn’t as terrible as it is made out to be.
For more information on how endodontics can save your teeth call Dr. Yankowskas of Tyngsboro Cosmetic Dentistry at 978-649-7773 or visit www.tyngsborocosmeticdentist.com.
Dr. Yankowskas of Tyngsboro Cosmetic Dentistry also proudly accepts patients from Tyngsboro, Townsend, Westford, Hudscon, Pepperell, Pelham, and surrounding areas.