Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth becomes severely infected or damaged, it can be put at risk of extraction. In many cases, root canal therapy is the only option to save an infected tooth. At Northampton Dental, we provide gentle, effective root canals in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. We can stop the pain of tooth infection and repair your damaged tooth with general dentistry.
Root canal therapy is needed when the interior of a tooth has become damaged or infected. This can occur when decay infiltrates the harder exterior of the tooth and reaches the pulp inside. Once decay invades the interior of the tooth, an infection can cause inflammation or create an abscess that can press on the nerve root, causing pain. The nerve root can begin to die from this infection. Without treatment, the tooth will eventually be lost.
Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!
When the nerve root of a tooth is compromised, it can be very painful. Yet, some people still equate pain with the root canal therapy, instead of the condition this procedure repairs. Root canal therapy removes the infected portion of the tooth and the nerve root. Once the infection is cleared, the tooth is disinfected and repacked with sterile material before a crown is placed over the tooth for protection. The procedure is not painful and the discomfort is minimal. You can expect a quick recovery after the treatment.
At Northampton Dental, we never want our patients to be in pain due to a dental issue. Root canal therapy is one of the best options to treat and save an infected tooth, relieving the pain associated with this tooth condition. We offer sedation dentistry for our patients that need extra help relaxing during this procedure. This helps to ensure they are comfortable while we care for their dental health.
If you have a painful tooth, contact Northampton Dental right away for an exam. If a root canal is needed, we provide a calm, relaxing atmosphere with an experienced dental team to repair your infected tooth and stop the pain.