why choose GEDCfor Root Canals Services
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Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. Root canals are a relatively simple procedure that cause little to no discomfort, and they require only one to three visits to the dentist’s office. Great Expressions dentists use the latest techniques and technology during root canal treatment to ensure that your experience is as painless as possible, with continuing education to keep you informed.
Your dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating the insides of teeth) will remove the diseased pulp, and then the pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and you may need an apicoectomy. In cases where the tooth experiences continuing issues and healing does occur, your tooth may have to be removed.
Causes of an infected pulp could include:
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth (even if there isn’t a visible crack or chip)
If you continue to care for your teeth and gums, your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular checkups are necessary, and a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease. Most of the time, our dentists can save your tooth and smile with a simple root canal procedure, so you can get back to Being Your Own Kind of Great.
With access anytime, anywhere to any of our affordable services, developing a treatment plan that gets you back to living a healthy lifestyle is a hassle-free process. If you are experiencing extreme sensitivity to cold or heat, or pain when biting or chewing, you should contact your Great Expressions office about a potential root canal.
What to Expect at an Appointment
- Your dentist or endodontist will provide a consultation to determine the best route
- X-rays will be taken to check for infection in the surrounding bone and tissues
- A team member will discuss local anesthesia, surgery, and the recovery process with you