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Root Canal Treatment

What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal will be needed if the decay has reached the tooth’s nerve. The involved tooth becomes very sensitive to temperatures, chewing, or even can become a toothache that can keep a person up at night. Essentially, a root canal involves cleaning out a tooth’s infected nerve tissue then filling and sealing the canal.

Why a Root Canal?

A cavity that has been left untreated can become larger. Once the cavity reaches the pulp/nerve of the tooth, an infection forms at the base of the root canal, causing an abscess. This abscess can be localized at the end of the tooth’s root or it can break through the surrounding bone and cause swelling inside or outside the mouth.

The Role of Root Canal Therapy in Dental Health

  1. Pain Relief: Root canal therapy alleviates intense tooth pain caused by infection or inflammation of the pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels.
  2. Preservation of Natural Teeth: Instead of extracting a compromised tooth, root canal therapy aims to save the natural tooth structure whenever possible.
  3. Prevention of Spread: By removing infected tissue, the procedure prevents the infection from spreading to surrounding teeth or tissues.

The Root Canal Therapy Process

  1. Diagnosis: During a consultation at Family Dental Group, Dr. Annette Dusseau will examine your tooth, review your symptoms, and possibly take X-rays to determine the extent of the infection.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
  3. Pulp Removal: An opening is created in the tooth, and the infected or inflamed pulp is carefully removed.
  4. Cleaning and Shaping: The inner chambers of the tooth are cleaned, shaped, and disinfected to remove any remaining bacteria.
  5. Sealing and Restoration: The cleaned space is filled with a biocompatible material, and the tooth is sealed. Depending on the extent of damage, a dental crown may be placed to strengthen and protect the treated tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions about Root Canal Therapy

  1. Is root canal therapy painful?
    Modern techniques and anesthesia make root canal therapy comfortable. Most patients report relief from pain after the procedure.
  2. Why is a root canal necessary instead of extraction?
    Preserving natural teeth is always the preferred option as it maintains proper chewing function, aesthetics, and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting.
  3. What causes the need for root canal therapy?
    Root canal therapy is required when tooth decay, trauma, or infection reaches the inner pulp of the tooth, causing pain and potential damage.
  4. Will my tooth be sensitive after the procedure?
    Some sensitivity is normal after a root canal, but it should gradually improve. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage discomfort.
  5. Is a dental crown necessary after a root canal?
    In most cases, a dental crown is recommended to protect and strengthen the treated tooth, as it may become more fragile over time.

Contact Family Dental Group for Expert Root Canal Therapy

If you’re experiencing persistent tooth pain or discomfort, root canal therapy could be the solution you need. Reach out to Family Dental Group and schedule a consultation with Dr. Annette Dusseau to determine if root canal therapy is the right course of action. Let us guide you toward a pain-free smile and optimal dental health.

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Stunning, professional dental office that responded so quickly when an old filling fractured. They got me in right away and the process of getting that same-day crown was simply amazing. The dentist was fabulous, the assistants were incredible and the crown fit the first time it was put in. This is a happy place – the day I was there it was clear everyone was enjoying their work, enjoying the patients and enjoying each other. Incredibly positive and professional experience.!
N. N.
Family Dental Group had been taking care of my teeth for a few years now and I tell everybody to go there. I not only feel cared for when I get my teeth cleaned but also empowered to continue caring for my own oral health. In my experience, they are honest in their recommendations and care; not always ambling for the upsell. The front desk employees are usually quite approachable.
Kezia Halverson
On trip to Yellowstone I broke a tooth. Family Dental to the rescue. Thank you Dr. Knable, Kendra, and all the staff who were friendly, helpful, and totally professional. I needed a crown and it was all done in a few hours. The crown feels perfect and I can smile again. Thank you!
Gigi de Jong
Annette Dusseau went above and beyond to accommodate my medical needs by placing a temporary crown and helping with an expedited permanent crown. She was thorough and explained everything she was doing. I highly recommend this office!
Shawn Hiesterman
Excellent Dentist in Jason T Knable and Exceptional Staff. He put on 2 ???? Crowns on the same day-!-
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Dr Jason was super awesome. I went in for an emergency molar pain. Had it out and us on our way quickly. Love these guys everyone was helpful, professional, and nice
Rhonda Foster
I recently got a mouthful of Crowns, done by Dr. Macy. She was incredible. She contacted me regularly (even on her days off!) to check on me. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Macy, Dr. Dusseau (our Dentist, who was on vacation) and Timmye (Assistant). My teeth look amazing. Thank you Family Dental!
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