When damage or decay invades the inner portion of your tooth, the result can be excruciating pain. This is due to the fact that the damage has affected the tooth nerves, which send a signal of pain to indicate that the tooth is in danger. A root canal is the treatment of choice to not only save your infected tooth, but to bring you out of pain as well. Atlantic Dental Partners proudly provides effective root canal therapy in the comfort of our modern office environment. We offer a full menu of general dentistry and restorative dental services under one roof, which ensures patients have access to the top quality care they need with the convenience they deserve.
Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!
It is an unfortunate misconception that root canals are painful. A root canal is actually no more uncomfortable than getting a large dental filling. In addition, root canal therapy may be the only way to relieve the pain you are experiencing from an infected tooth. At Atlantic Dental Partners, we take extra measures to protect your comfort during root canal therapy, including our computer controlled anesthesia wand and sedation dentistry if needed. Rest assured that root canal therapy is designed to provide an immediate and long-term solution to your damaged tooth pain.
During root canal therapy, the infected pulp of the tooth will be removed from the tooth center. The area will be thoroughly cleaned and then sealed for future protection. In many cases, a dental crown is needed to restore proper strength and durability to the tooth after a root canal. Our office proudly offers same day custom crowns using CEREC technology. We always seek ways to boost your convenience and comfort during root canal treatment and other dental procedures.
If you are suffering pain from an infected tooth, don’t ignore it. The damage can progress to the point that a tooth extraction is necessary. If possible, it is always better and more cost-effective to have a root canal rather than remove a natural tooth. Even just one missing tooth needs to be replaced to prevent neighboring teeth from shifting, which will involve a more complicated and costly procedure.
Root Canal FAQs
What can I do to prevent needing a root canal?
The most important thing you can do for your teeth is be rigorous about your preventive care. That means both your at-home routine and your regular professional cleanings.
How long does the root canal procedure take?
Each patient is different and treatment times vary on a case-by-case basis. However, most procedures last between an hour to an hour and a half.
What aftercare instructions should I follow after my root canal?
For the few days immediately following your procedure, eating or brushing may feel a bit uncomfortable. Stick with soft foods and relieve discomfort with over-the-counter pain medication.
Contact Atlantic Dental Partners today to schedule your painless root canal therapy in Malden or Jamaica Plain. We look forward to serving you with superior, patient-centered care.