A Modern Approach to a Perfect Smile
Endodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on the root canals, which are located deep within the tooth. These canals serve as housing for both the nerves and the blood supply of the tooth, commonly referred to as the pulp. When harmful bacteria infiltrate a tooth and reach the pulp, the pulp tissue often becomes damaged, resulting in an infection that may spread to the surrounding tissue—and even the jaw bone. This can lead to the formation of a dental abscess, which manifests as sensitivity, pain, and swelling. Additionally, a traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar complications.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is a procedure with an exceptional success rate designed to salvage a problematic tooth. It involves the removal of decayed tissue from deep inside a tooth, stopping the spread of infection, and strengthening the remaining structure. Before this procedure gained widespread acceptance, extracting a diseased tooth remained the only alternative. Despite its notorious reputation as painful or even dangerous, timely root canal therapy often proves to be no more challenging to recover from than a dental filling. On occasions, patients may need to take antibiotics prior to the procedure to reduce infection and minimize post-treatment discomfort. Following the completion of a root canal, it is often necessary to strengthen and protect the tooth by applying a crown.
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Root canal treatment is a safe, effective, and straightforward way to save teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted. Don’t wait! If you need an endodontist specialist in Windham, call Windham Family Dentistry today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Endodontics
What Are the Signs of Needing a Root Canal?
Signs to look for include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, swelling, drainage, and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gum tissues.
How Long Does an Endodontic Treatment Take?
The duration of root canal treatment in Windham varies depending on the complexity of the case. In general, a single-visit root canal treatment can take about 60 to 90 minutes, although certain cases may require multiple visits.
Is the Endodontic Treatment Painful?
Modern techniques and anesthesia make root canal treatment relatively comfortable, and our endodontist specialists in Windham will ensure you are adequately numbed throughout the procedure. Any mild discomfort or sensitivity after the treatment can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
Should I Worry About Getting X-Rays?
No. While x-rays are required for your endodontics treatment, we employ a cutting-edge non-film computerized technology called digital radiography that generates radiation levels up to 90% lower than those of standard dental x-ray equipment, which are already low dosage.
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In order to help our patients feel comfortable and pain-free throughout their entire treatment process, Windham Family Dentistry offers anesthesia services by Blue Sky Anesthesia. The expertly trained and experienced professionals at Blue Sky offer a range of anesthesia services from simple numbing to complete sedation, meaning you can get crucial dental care at the exact level of comfort you desire without any side effects.
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