Losing a tooth is something that should be avoided when at all possible, which is one of the goals of our Stamford root canal here at McLean Smiles. With a success rate of 90%, this non-surgical treatment is designed to save your tooth, and keep it strong and viable, and most important, free of pain, now and in the long run.
If you have a negative view of root canal therapy, let us assure you that largely thanks to the use of modern techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, the procedure is virtually painless and not scary at all. Our Stamford root canal addresses the pain you have due to the damage to your tooth. Most patients report that they felt either very little or no discomfort at all. You will be numbed with local anesthesia before the treatment starts. Our dentist will remove the infected or injured pulp and the nerve next to it. The canals of the tooth are then cleaned, disinfected, and sealed off. Doing so makes the possibility of future infection less likely. Depending on the tooth itself (some have more canals than others), the entire process may take more than one session. If so, a temporary crown is fitted to your tooth between visits, thereby keeping the tooth protected. And when our Stamford root canal is complete, there will be time given for the tooth to heal before impressions are taken for the fashioning of a permanent crown that restores the tooth to its normal size and full ability to function. You won’t need to go through the fuss and the cost of having the tooth extracted, and the replacing it with artificial one.
When you’re in pain, you should reach out to our office as soon as possible. We will have you seen promptly for the care you need to ensure optimal oral health.