At Hannon Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of saving your natural teeth. Root canals, also known as endodontic treatments, are a safe and effective way to rescue severely damaged or infected teeth from extraction. Our skilled team is dedicated to providing compassionate care throughout the root canal procedure, ensuring your comfort and preserving your radiant smile.
Understanding Root Canals: Root canals are dental procedures that address infections or inflammation in the soft inner tissues of the teeth, known as the pulp. When left untreated, such issues can lead to severe pain and the risk of tooth loss. A root canal treatment involves removing the infected pulp, disinfecting the root canals, and sealing them to prevent reinfection. This process saves your natural tooth and restores its function.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal: Persistent tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of the gums, or a pimple-like bump on the gums are common indicators of dental pulp infection or inflammation. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s essential to seek prompt dental attention to evaluate whether a root canal is necessary.
The Root Canal Procedure: During the root canal procedure at Hannon Family Dentistry, our experienced dentist will numb the area to ensure your comfort. They will create a small access point in the tooth to remove the infected pulp. After cleaning and shaping the root canals, a biocompatible material called gutta-percha is used to fill and seal them. Finally, a dental crown may be placed to protect and strengthen the treated tooth.
Preserving Your Natural Smile: Root canals not only alleviate pain but also preserve your natural tooth, allowing you to maintain proper chewing function and a seamless smile. Compared to tooth extraction, root canals are a cost-effective, durable solution that can last a lifetime with proper care.
Your Comfort is Our Priority: At Hannon Family Dentistry, we prioritize your comfort and well-being. Our caring team will address any concerns you have about the root canal procedure, ensuring you are relaxed and informed throughout the treatment process.
Schedule Your Root Canal Consultation: If you are experiencing dental pain or suspect you may need a root canal, don’t hesitate to contact Hannon Family Dentistry. Our experienced team is here to provide exceptional root canal care, giving you the relief you need and preserving your natural smile for years to come.