Root Canal Therapy From Your Dentist in Wilmington
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- Relieve pain and inflammation
- Remove infection
- Restore function to a damaged tooth
- Avoid tooth extraction
- Save your smile!
Root canals are often thought to be one of life’s most unpleasant experiences, but at Wilmington Family Dental, we know that this dental procedure relieves pain and, thanks to local anesthesia, causes patients little to no discomfort.
Why are root canals sometimes necessary?
A procedure that’s designed to save an injured or diseased tooth from extraction, root canals relieve the pain caused by tooth decay and infection.
At the core of each tooth, inside small chambers called the root canals, is soft pulp tissue that consists of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. When infection and inflammation develop in this area, you may feel tooth sensitivity or intense pain. Left untreated, the pain may go away as the nerves die, but the problem remains and may result in tooth loss.
What can I expect to happen during a root canal?
After anesthesia has been administered, your dentist removes the infected pulp before cleaning and disinfecting the inside of your damaged tooth. Your dentist will then fill and seal your tooth with a special rubber-like material. Finally, a filling or crown is applied, enabling you to chew and bite on your tooth without issues.
How long will a root canal treatment last?
Many patients who practice good oral hygiene find that their root canal treatment can last upwards of 15 to 20 years.
Have additional questions about root canal therapy? Call us today!