If you’re one of those people who become nervous by simply reading the words “root canal,” let us at Dental Excellence assure you that there is no reason to feel that way. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and advancements in the techniques used to perform the procedure, you can expect the experience to be comfortable. If you’re still concerned, though, we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry, which will make certain you are totally at ease and relaxed.
The way to think of our root canal in Medford is that it is the solution for pain, not the cause of it. When the inner part of your tooth, the pulp, becomes infected or damaged, the result is typically pain. That pain can range all the way up to being excruciating in the worst case scenario. It is often accompanied by sensitivity to foods and drinks that are hot or cold. Less common, but possible, are tooth discoloration or gum tenderness. Our root canal in Medford is done under local anesthesia, and most patients report little or no pain at all during it. Remember, it’s a non-surgical process, so there is no cutting or stitching involved. And as mentioned earlier, you can be sedated during it. The goal is to remove the injured pulp and the adjacent nerve, followed by cleaning and disinfecting the canals. Those canals are then sealed off, which reduces the chances for future infection. The success rate for the procedure, which may take one or more sessions, is around 90%. The tooth will be restored to its full size with a precision made crown after healing has occurred in full. There is every reason to expect the tooth to be as strong and long-lasting as any other tooth.
Schedule our root canal in Medford by contacting us. We will make sure that you are seen in a timely manner. There is no need for you to deal with pain any longer than you have to.