We can save your tooth at our root canal dentist office in East Lyme

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Root Canal DentistIf your tooth becomes infected, you may need to visit our root canal dentist office in East Lyme. We can treat your damaged tooth roots and dental pulp. When you hear about root canals, the word pulp is often thrown around. Many people don’t know what the pulp exactly is. The dental pulp is the soft tissue within your tooth. The nerves of the tooth are in the center of the tooth, surrounded by the enamel.

The roots of your teeth are under the line of your gums. These nerves flow through your root canal into your dental pulp where the blood vessels and tissues are located that help your tooth to growth and thrive. Once your tooth has reached adulthood, the pulp and the nerves are no longer a necessity, but they are still vulnerable to infection in some situations.

If your roots and pulp become damaged due to an infection, you will notice sharp discomfort, persistent sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, and a consistent toothache. If you have these symptoms and have not visited a dentist, you need to immediately. When your pulp and nerves are damaged, bacteria can grow into a larger infection that could eventually kill your tooth. Before it gets to this stage, you may notice swelling around the area and on your face and neck, pus formation, or bleeding around the base of the tooth.

In most cases, visiting our root canal dentist office for treatment will only take one appointment. We specialize in the causes, prevention, and treatment of your tooth’s roots, nerves, and pulp so we know how to fix the problem accurately and successfully. We also know how to provide discomfort relief during the process so you are relaxed and at ease during the whole procedure. Once an X-ray has been taken and the area being worked on has been numbed, we will begin the actual root canal therapy.

Using specialized equipment and root canal files, we will gently remove the pulp, infection, and damaged tissue from the inside of the tooth. Following the removal of these tissues, we will fill in the area with synthesized material that will help your tooth function normally instead of being hollow and vulnerable to damage. A restoration will be placed over the tooth after the root canal therapy to ensure that your tooth will be protected from damage in the future.

Following the procedure, you will not have nearly as much discomfort in your tooth, but you may notice a slight tenderness when you apply pressure to your tooth. Allow your tooth a few days to heal without using the tooth for chewing, and the tenderness will subside. Once healing is complete, your tooth will work naturally once more. Keep up with visits to the dentist to prevent any further decay or infection in your surrounding teeth.

Our root canal dentist office in East Lyme is qualified and experienced in all the ways necessary to treat your infected or damaged tooth. We can save and restore your tooth to a working order and an attractive appearance.


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