Root Canals

Root Canal Treatments in Fall River, MA

Patients typically require a root canal when there’s inflammation or an infection in a tooth’s roots. The dentist treats the infection at the tooth center to help relieve dental pain and save your teeth. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal treatment isn’t painful, and it can help restore a tooth that may otherwise have to be extracted.

Our Admire Dental best dentist will treat the infected and damaged tooth tissue to help restore your smile. After the procedure, you may continue to use your natural tooth as usual and bypass the need for a more invasive treatment.

Warning Signs You May Need a Root Canal
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Severe tooth pain while chewing or applying pressure
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Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
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Discoloration or darkening of the toot
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Swelling and tenderness in the gums

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What Happens During a Root Canal?

Root canal treatments are a standard dental care procedure to help save your teeth. During your root canal treatment at Admire Dental, the dentist (endodontist) specializing in root canal treatments will gently remove the infected pulp and thoroughly clean and disinfect the tooth. Once the tooth is clean, the dentist fills it with a medicated material and caps the tooth with a dental crown to completely restore your tooth.

The dentist and our team will do everything possible to ensure your root canal is as comfortable as possible using advanced treatment techniques, dental technology, and local anesthesia.

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Frequently Asked Questions?

What is a root canal?

The term “root canal” is used by dentists to refer to tiny passageways that branch from a central, hollow space in your tooth down to the ends of the tooth roots. This procedure is used to save the tooth when the soft tissue (called pulp), becomes inflamed or infected deep within it.

Root canal treatment involves removing the inflamed pulp and cleaning the inside of the tooth. Then, gutta percha (a rubber-like material) is used to seal the tooth with a rubber-like substance. The tooth is then protected with a crown or filling. The tooth can then function as normal after the restoration.

Is root canal treatment painful?

The procedure causes less discomfort than a filling. Root canal treatment can have a negative reputation, but it is not deserved. The root canal treatment is often necessary because the infection causes inflammation of sensitive tissue and pain. This pain can be relieved by root canal treatment!

Is removing the teeth a better option?

If possible, saving your natural teeth is the best option. There is no way to replace your natural tooth. It is vital to keep your teeth healthy so you can enjoy a wide range of foods. Ask your dentist if root canal treatment may be an option if he recommends that you have your teeth extracted.

Root canal treatment, along with restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually more cost-effective than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. The success rate of the root canal is also very high. Root canal-treated teeth can last a lifetime. The treatment of a bridge or implant may take longer and could require additional procedures.

What long does root canal treatment last?

The details of your procedure and the type of tooth being treated will determine how long it takes. Your time in the office will take approximately one to two hours. The actual treatment can usually be completed in just one visit.