Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are necessary to remove any infection from the root of your tooth. While they sound like an extensive treatment, they’re not! In fact, when done right, root canals can be as easy as getting a filling.
Some common signs you may need root canal treatment are:
- Intense tooth pain
- Severe tooth sensitivity to hot and cold
- A small bump on your gums where there’s tooth pain
- Darkening tooth color
If you’re looking for a dentist that provides high quality root canal treatment, choose a Genesis Dental location close to you!
Why Choose Genesis Dental?
One of our philosophies at each of our offices is an emphasis on continued learning and education. We’re always staying up-to-date on the latest best practices so you can feel good about your care.
Convenient Appointment Times
Something else that makes us unique are our appointment times in the evening and on weekends. We don’t want you to miss school or work to get the dental care you need. Give us a call to schedule your appointment at a time that works for you.
Our Root Canal Procedure
Root canals are an important dental procedure because they give us the chance to save your natural tooth. When you come in, here’s what our dentists will do:
1. Drill a hole in the tooth and remove any infection.
The first step of a root canal is to remove the infected pulp of the tooth that’s causing pain. We know how scary it can be to go through any procedure, which is why we do whatever we can to make sure you’re comfortable. We apply an anesthesia to keep your mouth completely numbed, so shouldn’t feel a thing. If you do feel something during treatment, let us know right away.
2. Fill the tooth.
Once the infected pulp has been removed, we’ll fill the tooth with a rubber-like substance. By sealing the tooth this way, we keep bacteria and infection out to make sure the root canal lasts.
3. Place a temporary crown on the tooth.
The temporary crown is exactly that, temporary. We use temporary crowns to prevent bacteria and infection from getting into your tooth while we wait for a permanent crown to be made.
4. Schedule an appointment for the permanent crown.
Once we’ve had a crown designed exactly for your teeth, we’ll bring you back to place a permanent crown on. Teeth can become brittle after a root canal is done, which is why we believe it’s so important to provide the protection your teeth need with a lab-made crown that perfectly mimics your natural tooth.
What to Expect After Treatment
Our dentists are all skilled and trained to help the recovery process go as smoothly as possible. However, there are a few things to expect after treatment:
- Don’t eat anything hard or sticky until your permanent crown is placed.
- You may experience some sensitivity during the first few days after treatment.
- You can take over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen for any discomfort.
It’s completely normal to experience some sensitivity and discomfort the first few days after treatment. However, if you’re experiencing severe pain, swelling, or an uneven bite for more than a few days after treatment, give us a call, and we’d be happy to schedule an appointment to check out any problems you’re experiencing.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you want to take care of your dental health, schedule an appointment with us today!