Are you experiencing tooth pain that just won't go away? Are you worried that your precious smile may be at risk? Well, fear not! In today's blog post, we're going to dive into the world of root canal procedures and explore how this remarkable treatment can potentially save your natural tooth.
Root canal procedures may sound daunting, but they are actually quite common and can save your tooth from extraction. Understanding the process behind root canal treatments can help alleviate any fears or uncertainties you may have.
The dentist will numb the area around the affected tooth using local anesthesia. This ensures that you won't feel any pain during the procedure. Once you're comfortable, they will place a small rubber dam around the tooth to isolate it and keep it dry. Next comes the crucial step of accessing the inner part of your tooth – its pulp chamber and root canals. The dentist will create a small opening in your tooth's crown, allowing them to remove any infected or damaged tissue within.
After cleaning out all debris from inside your tooth, they will shape and disinfect each canal meticulously. This step is vital for ensuring that no bacteria remain behind, which could cause further infection or complications down the line. Once everything is cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, your dentist will fill each canal with a special material called gutta-percha. This helps seal off the canals completely and prevent reinfection.
They will restore your tooth by placing either a temporary filling or permanent dental restoration, such as a crown, over it to protect and strengthen it in everyday use.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for your dental treatments with the dentists at Signature Smiles, located in Louisville, give us a call at 502 326-1800 or visit our office today. We look forward to working with you soon!
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