If you think that root canal therapy is scary, you are in for quite a relief because here at Draper Dental there is every reason to be relaxed and confident about having this treatment done. Advanced methods combined with state-of-the-art equipment mean that you can depend on the highest degree of comfort. Most of our of patients tell us that they had no pain at all, or very little, when the procedure was performed. If you’re nervous, though, you can take advantage of sedation. We make every possible measure available to maximize your experience.
The purpose of our Sandy root canal is to address an infected tooth. This occurs because bacteria were able to get past your tooth’s normal defenses. Usually, this means that you have a large cavity, an existing filling has come loose or fallen out, or your tooth is chipped or cracked. Inside your tooth is the delicate pulp, and that is where the infection is sustained. Next to your pulp is the nerve. The indications that lead to our Sandy root canal are pain, especially when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth; and sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Other possibilities are swelling, tooth discoloration, and gum tenderness. It is important to come in right away. The success rate of root canal therapy is about 90%, but if you wait too long then you might lose the window of opportunity. If so, then you will lose the tooth. The treatment is not surgical. The infected tissue is removed after access to the base of the tooth is achieved by drilling the top of the tooth. The canals are then cleaned, disinfected, and sealed.
If you need our Sandy root canal, the sooner the better. Please call our office and we will give you a priority for a prompt appointment to be diagnosed in advance of treatment.