Root Canal Therapy
We currently refer our patients to outside specialist for best possible outcome and independent second opinion for root canal treatment. Patients are free to go to specialist recommended by friends or family.
For more information about this procedure, please read on. Root canal therapy is often used in order to save and repair a tooth that has been severely infected due to a deep cavity or crack. The treatment typically involves removing the pulp and nerves of the tooth in order to properly clean the infected area. Once a tooth has fully emerged from the gum line, its pulp and nerve are not important to the overall health and function. If the infected tooth is neglected and does not receive treatment, the patient risks extreme pain, swelling, and eventual tooth loss.
Signs that a root canal is needed
Severe tooth pain while chewing
If you’re woken up by tooth pains in the middle of the night
Lingering tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
Swollen gums in the area of the infected tooth
What to expect from the treatment
You will be numb with a local anesthetic for the procedure in order to eliminate any pain or possible discomfort. Following the anesthesia, Dr. Sharma will make an opening into the pulp chamber through the crown of the tooth. Once the pulp is removed through the opening, the root canal is thoroughly cleaned in order to eliminate any signs of infection. Finally, a permanent filling and/or crown will be placed over the tooth in order to protect it.
Root canal therapy has an extremely high success rate and may teeth that have undergone this procedure are meant to last a lifetime. Additionally, the crown and filling used to cover the tooth makes it hard for others to notice that you’ve even had a treatment.