Over 14 million patients preserve their natural teeth every year with root canal therapy. If you want to save your damaged tooth from extraction, a root canal treatment may be the right choice for you.
The pulp lies in the center of the tooth. It contains the nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissues. When there is a chip or crack in the tooth, bacteria can leak into the pulp and cause a painful infection. Some of the telltale signs of infection include:
- Frequent toothache
- Tooth discoloration
- Swelling gum tissue
- Heightened sensitivity to hot and cold
The best way to avoid pain and identify an infected pulp early is by visiting your dentist regularly. Dr. Ollech uses cutting edge technology to discover signs of infection so she can treat the problem as effectively as possible.
During a root canal, your dentist will remove the damaged pulp through a small opening in the tooth. The root canals will be cleaned, filled, and sealed. Because of the state of the art techniques we use, most of our patients have no discomfort during and after root canal therapy.
Keep Calm and Comfortable
We hear your story at Dental Design of Rockland. We will intently listen to your concerns and doubts so that we can deliver custom care. You will have access to patient comforts, entertainment, local anesthesia, and dental sedation.
Dr. Ollech applies local anesthesia to the mouth during root canal therapy to numb the area and eliminate discomfort. You may also choose from our sedation options to increase your sense of well-being. With oral conscious sedation, you can feel relaxed and happy throughout the procedure.
Post Treatment Care
After the pulp has been removed, Dr. Ollech will place a durable and lifelike restoration. Patients often choose a dental crown, bridge, or filling to strengthen the tooth and improve its aesthetic.
Keep up with your regular appointments so that your dental professionals can check on the restored tooth. If you experience pain or sensitivity, let us know right away. Continue to practice good dental hygiene to avoid future decay and infection.
Come tell us more about your symptoms or receive an important examination. Call us today at Dental Design of Rockland to set up your appointment!