Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure used to repair and save a severely damaged or infected tooth. At Sunshine Family Dental, we understand that the thought of undergoing a root canal can be daunting, but we assure you that our experienced team of dental professionals is here to help you through every step of the process.
Why Do You Need Root Canal Treatment?
If the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause severe pain and discomfort. Common causes of pulp damage include deep tooth decay, repeated dental procedures on the same tooth, and cracks or chips in the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the surrounding tissues and cause an abscess or even bone loss.
How Does Root Canal Treatment Work?
During a root canal, our skilled doctors will remove the damaged or infected pulp, clean out the inside of the tooth, and then fill and seal the tooth with a dental filling. In some cases, a dental crown may be placed on top of the treated tooth to provide additional support and protection.
After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing regularly, to prevent further damage or infection.
Trust Sunshine Family Dental for Your Root Canal Treatment
At Sunshine Family Dental, we understand that root canal treatment can be a source of anxiety for many patients. That’s why we offer a comfortable and caring environment to help put you at ease during your visit.