What is a root canal? If the pulp, or soft tissue inside your tooth, becomes inflamed or diseased the dentists at Now Care Dental can save your tooth by doing a root canal. During a root canal procedure they remove the infected pulp, and clean and seal the pulp canal within the tooth’s root.
In the past, diseased teeth had to be pulled. Today, root canals allow you to keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime—and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. Our clinic specializes in diagnosing and performing endodontic treatment like root canals. That’s why we’re open 7 days a week to treat your tooth emergency.
According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 15 million root canals are performed each year. Trauma, decay, repeated dental procedures (on the same tooth) and cracked teeth all can lead to pulp infections. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you may need root canal treatment:
First, we will assess your tooth and advise you on whether a root canal is the best treatment option for you. Root canals can be performed in one or more visits—we see a 90-percent success rate in the cases we treat.
Local anesthesia or nitrous oxide will keep you comfortable during the root canal procedure. Afterward, you can drive home and return to your normal routine. A record of your treatment will be sent to your dentist. You should contact their office within a few weeks to set up any recommended restorative procedures you may need such as dental crowns.