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Root Canals

Are you worried about an upcoming root canal appointment? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure of all. In reality, root canals work to alleviate tooth pain rather than causing it. Dr. Gandhi would like to reassure you that the gentle techniques and sedation options offered at Murphy Dental Home will allow for a positive, comfortable experience.

 

Root Canal Therapy Overview

 

Root canal therapy, otherwise known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure we use to repair a severely damaged tooth with inflamed or infected tooth pulp. The most common reasons the tooth pulp becomes inflamed and infected are deep cavities, cracks, and trauma. An infected tooth left untreated can result in tooth pain, swelling, an abscess, or bone loss around the tooth root, which may potentially lead to tooth loss.

 

Root canal therapy relieves you of pain and also saves your tooth, allowing you to maintain its natural appearance and function. The treatment will help you avoid the need for involved procedures down the road including extractions, implants, bridges, or dentures.

 

What Are the Indications You Need Root Canal Therapy?

 

Signs and symptoms you need root canal therapy may include a persistent toothache, swelling, tenderness, tooth discoloration, sensitivity to heat or cold, or a pimple-like bump on your gums caused by an abscess. In some instances, you may not experience any signs or symptoms. That is why we recommend that you keep up with your routine dental exams so that we can diagnose any potential problems and treat them before they progress and cause any complications.

 

What Is the Procedure?

 

Restoring a tooth using root canal therapy typically requires two appointments to complete. We will start by numbing the area using a local anesthetic and may provide sedation options for your comfort. Our endodontist will remove the decay or damage

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