Root canal therapy clears infections and protects the tooth from subsequent complications. When a tooth becomes cracked or decayed, bacteria can enter the nerves and vessels that lie inside the tooth. If left untreated, swelling, pain, tooth loss, and jawbone injury can result.
Tooth infection may also be detrimental to your overall health. Fortunately, oral infection is easily treatable at Christopher Sabourin. We provide the most advanced root canal therapy here, and we guarantee procedures that are safe and highly precise.
Dr. Christopher Sabourin and his team show patients that root canal therapy is predictable, successful, and relatively painless. With our advanced technology and methods, you should be able to maintain a high level of comfort during and after your root canal procedure.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
Although some patients are unaware of their need for treatment, other patients experience symptoms of tooth infection. Some of these symptoms may include:
- Severe toothache
- Pain when chewing or applying pressure
- Sensitivity to heat or cold
- Dark discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling or tenderness in the surrounding gums
If you have observed any of these symptoms, give us a call at Christopher Sabourin. Our experts will look over your smile and provide you with a precise diagnosis and treatment plan.
What Does Root Canal Therapy Involve?
Before root canal therapy, Dr. Sabourin will discuss your needs and goals with you. He will provide you with the level of comfort and sedation that you need to feel relaxed.
Once you are comfortable, the procedure will proceed.
- Your qualified endodontist will remove the infected tissue through a hole in the crown of the tooth.
- The interior of the tooth will be cleaned and sealed.
- Your dentist will fill the tooth with a composite. He may place a dental crown to fortify the tooth against further breakage.
If you brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly, your healthy new tooth can last for a lifetime!
Root canal therapy helps many patients avoid tooth extraction and replacement. We make root canal procedures comfortable at Christopher Sabourin. To schedule your consultation, contact our office today!