Your root canals can become problematic when they get infected and inflamed. There are several possible causes for this but the solution is usually the same: root canal therapy. But before you picture a scary and unpleasant procedure, My Creative Dentist wants to assure you that if you need root canal therapy, our Greenwich dental practice will perform it in a comfortable environment and that in all likelihood you will feel little or even no pain at all during the process. Our dentists, Dr. Masis Yeterian Jr. and Dr. Richard Alan Greenburg, are highly qualified and experienced in root canal therapy.
Certainly it is possible to have a root canal problem without feeling any pain at all, but the most obvious sign indicating a need for root canal is pain, typically severe pain. Sometimes it is more acute when you try to eat. In addition to pain, a tooth that is sensitive to hot or cold can also indicate a root canal problem. Other signs you should be aware of are having swollen or tender gums, discoloration or darkening of your tooth, or a pimple on your gums that is persistent or that is recurring. Experiencing any of those symptoms should motivate you to call our Greenwich dental practice to schedule an appointment. Having one or more of those symptoms does not ensure that you are dealing with a root canal issue, but it is cause to be examined.
If you are examined and a diagnosis of root canal infection is determined, root canal therapy will usually be the recommended treatment. Sometimes, if the infection is particularly severe, you will be given a prescription for an antibiotic to take in advance of the procedure. When you come to our Greenwich dental practice for your root canal therapy, the process will generally require two visits along with a third for fitting your dental crown. You will receive a local anesthetic before the procedure begins. Our dentist will drill away the top portion of the tooth to gain access underneath. The damaged pulp, nerve, and any debris will be removed and the infected area will be cleaned thoroughly. At this stage, the tooth no longer has feeling and so any pain you were feeling from the infection should now be eliminated. The remainder of the work is centered around the creation of your permanent crown.
Root canal therapy at our Greenwich dental practice is a great way to save your natural tooth while eliminating the pain and discomfort you were feeling from the infection of the root canal area.