It may seem like quite odd to expect that you would look forward to root canal therapy, but when you think about the fact that you’re in pain from a tooth infection (or other damage to your tooth’s pulp) and this procedure is the way to get relief, it really does make sense. Furthermore, here at AV dental you can be assured that we use advanced techniques and equipment to make your experience a pleasant one. Most patients say that they had very little to no discomfort at all.
The pulp is a delicate part of your inner tooth. It is located at the base, right next to the nerve. It’s typically protected by your enamel and dentin layers, but those can be breached by a large enough cavity, a loose or lost filling, or a chipped or fractured tooth. You may also experience an injury to the pulp through dental trauma, such as when a tooth is jared from its socket by an injury or accident. Pain is the most obvious symptom, especially when you put pressure on the tooth or you chew using it. Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks is also probable. Gum tenderness and/or tooth discoloration are also possible. Our Lawrenceville root canal involves removing the pulp and the nerve. The canals are then cleaned, disinfected, and filled with inert material to keep them safe from future infections. When the process of our Lawrenceville root canal is complete, there is a period of healing, after which you will get a dental crown to restore the tooth to its normal size and function.
The only way to know for sure if our Lawrenceville root canal is right for you is to set up an appointment to come in as soon as you notice any of the signs listed above.