Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy Q & A
What is a root canal?
Your dental pulp contains nerves and blood vessels. The pulp is required while your tooth grows and develops, but once your tooth has reached full maturity, the pulp is not necessary to retain its integrity. It is better to remove the pulp if It is infected.
Why would I need a root canal?
- Tooth discoloration
- Pus drainage or an abscess in the area of an infected tooth
- Prolonged sensitivity to cold and hot
- Soreness when you are pressing on or perhaps chewing with your tooth.
Is a root canal painful?
If you have pain for more than a couple of days, you need to contact your dentist at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. After the healing process is complete, the root canal should alleviate some pain caused by your infected tooth.
What can I expect when I get a root canal?
Your dentist adds gutta percha (a special dental rubbery material) to fill in the part where your infected pulp was. In order to complete your root canal procedure, your dentist seals the area.
Your dentist often fits root canals with a crown to protect the vulnerable area. Your dentist ensures your crown is actually a great fit for your teeth. Your dental crowns are made from a sturdy porcelain material.
To find out if a root canal is the right treatment to protect and improve your dental health, schedule online, or call PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today.