Root Canal (Endodontics)

Root Canal Procedures: A Gateway to Oral Health and Confidence

A root canal is a common dental procedure that is designed to clean and disinfect the inside of an irreversibly inflamed or infected tooth so that the tooth can be preserved.

The Procedure

During a root canal procedure, our expert dentists remove the infected or inflamed pulp from inside your tooth, carefully cleaning and shaping the inside of the root canal, then filling and sealing the space. This procedure eliminates pain and protects your tooth from further infection.

The Benefits

A root canal not only eliminates pain and discomfort but also preserves your natural tooth, preventing the need for a replacement. This leads to improved oral health, a more natural appearance, and a boost in confidence.

The Role of CBCT in Diagnosis and Treatment

Our dental office utilizes Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) technology in the diagnosis and treatment of root canal cases. CBCT provides a three-dimensional image of your tooth, allowing us to visualize it in detail. This leads to a more accurate diagnosis and a highly effective treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: "Is a root canal procedure painful?"
Answer: While it's a common belief that root canals are painful, modern techniques and anesthesia make the procedure as comfortable as getting a filling. Plus, the purpose of a root canal is to relieve pain caused by inflammation or infection.
Question: "Are root canals expensive?"
Answer: The cost of a root canal can depend on various factors, but in the long run, it's often more cost-effective than alternatives like tooth extraction and replacement.
Question: "What if I just get my tooth extracted instead?"
Answer: Tooth extraction can lead to problems like misaligned teeth and difficulties with biting and chewing. A root canal allows you to preserve your natural tooth.
Question: "Will I need additional treatments after a root canal?"
Answer: In many cases, a dental crown is recommended after a root canal to protect the tooth and restore its function. However, with proper care, the tooth can last a lifetime.
Question: "Are there any risks associated with a root canal procedure?"
Answer: As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks. However, root canals have a high success rate and serious complications are rare. We use advanced CBCT technology to ensure the highest level of accuracy in our procedures.