Root Canals - Malta, NY
Ease Tooth Pain with Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth has become infected due to decay or disease, we may need to perform root canal therapy to cleanse the tooth and prevent the spread of infection. Contrary to popular belief, root canals are not a painful procedure and actually relieve the source of tooth pain. Without receiving treatment, the infection in your tooth can form a painful abscess (collection of pus and bacteria) and even lead to the tooth needing to be extracted. Research has also found that the bacteria from infection can spread through the blood stream to other parts of the body, causing systemic health conditions like stroke or heart disease. Our team at Sitwell Dental offers gentle root canal treatment to remove the infection from your tooth and restore it to proper, pain-free, function.
Common symptoms of a tooth infection include:
- Constant tooth pain
- Tooth sensitivity to temperature
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Recurring bad breath (halitosis)
- Swelling of the face, cheek or lymph nodes
- Abscess forming around affected tooth
The Root Canal Process
Root canal treatments are routine procedures for our doctors at Sitwell Dental and we are skilled at providing thorough and gentle care. During a root canal, we will carefully create an opening in your tooth to access the infection affecting the nerves and root pulp. Using special instruments, our doctors will clean out the infection and reshape the damaged root canals. The tooth is then filled using a biocompatible material called gutta-percha in order to provide stability back to the tooth. We then cap the tooth with a lifelike and durable dental crown that protects the damaged location and returns your tooth to complete functionality that is free of pain.
Return to a Pain-Free Life
At Sitwell Dental, we regularly perform root canal treatments to help patients get relief from their tooth pain and save their smile. For those anxious or fearful about undergoing the procedure, we offer effective sedation dentistry to block sensations of pain and allow you to relax during treatment. After receiving a root canal, patients typically feel an immediate relief of tooth pain and are able to return to the quality of life they deserve.