Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy repairs and saves a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During the procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth is removed and the inside is cleaned and sealed. Throughout your root canal therapy, local anesthesia or sedation may be provided to ensure complete and total comfort.
After treatment, we may place a temporary filling to protect your tooth until your restoration is complete. Your tooth may feel sensitive for the first few days. However, this discomfort may be relieved with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications, as directed. It is also recommended to avoid chewing on the treated tooth until you have your full restoration.
Root Canal Signs
Some signs and symptoms that you may need to undergo root canal therapy include:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Pain when you put pressure on your tooth
- Tooth discoloration
- Gum abscess
Root canal therapy can help you keep your tooth for an entire lifetime. Contact Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart to schedule an appointment to save your tooth today.