At Root Canal Specialists, PC, we specialize in all different kinds of dental care. From cavities, to cosmetic procedures like veneers and braces, to root canals and implants. Root canals are a procedure that is done to save the tooth from further damage or the need to be extracted. Our Norwichtown root canal is done in our offices and can be completed in 1-2 visits.
A root canal is designed to save the tooth from needing extraction so that it doesn’t have to be pulled. A Norwichtown root canal is a procedure in which we clean the inside of the tooth and remove the damaged and infected pulp, while saving the tooth that surrounds it. If the tooth is cracked, the cracked pieces of the tooth can move and can begin to irritate the pulp inside, which becomes very painful. The pulp inside can become permanently damaged, leading to infection and most likely extraction of the tooth. For a root canal we first clean and seal the tooth while the patient is under local anesthesia. Once completed, a crown is placed over the root canal site to protect the area. An emergency root canal may be performed if there is an infection, or abscess, under the tooth’s root. If a severe toothache is not taken care of, it may cause tooth decay and eventual need for a tooth extraction, so any tooth pain should be checked immediately. Following the root canal, patients must keep the mouth clean and free of irritable substances like smoke, alcohol or sugars. It is highly important to keep the area clean in order to have full success with the root canal.
Patients should steer clear of smoking as well as hot spicy foods and should keep up on their oral hygiene to make sure their Norwichtown root canal is successful.