Root Canal Treatment
Relieve Pain and Save Your Tooth!
Root canal treatment not only eliminates your pain and your tooth infection, but it also preserves your natural tooth.
Over the years, there is one dental procedure that has received a bad reputation - root canal treatment. At Rayside Dental, we believe that getting a root canal doesn’t have to be stressful or painful.
Modern dentistry has made the root canal procedure a seamless, efficient, and pain-free process. The truth is that root canal therapy not only relieves pain while resolving your infection, but it also helps to preserve your natural tooth - which is always our goal.
Why Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
When your tooth is traumatized or decayed, it can cause inflammation or an infection in the nerve of your tooth. It is actually this inflammation or infection that causes your discomfort rather than the procedure itself, which relieves pain. A tooth infection typically causes severe and constant dental pain. If left untreated, it may spread to neighboring teeth - even to other areas of your body! It is essential to treat a dental infection or a dental abscess as soon as possible. Without proper treatment, a traumatized or infected tooth could end up having to be removed.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
During root canal treatment, Dr. Racicot gently removes the inflamed and infected tissue from the inside of your tooth and seals it with a temporary filling to protect it during the healing process. Once your tooth is feeling better, you’ll need to permanently seal it and strengthen it with a dental crown or permanent filling. Restoring your tooth ensures that you’ll have all the functions you did before your tooth infection.
Does Root Canal Treatment Hurt?
Remember, it is your tooth infection that is causing your pain. Dr. Racicot uses the best dental anesthetics to ensure that you don’t feel anything during your root canal procedure. As a bonus, anesthetics immediately relieve your pain and help you find comfort. At Rayside Dental, we also use rotary hand instruments for root canal procedures. These tools are made of flexible nickel-titanium, which makes the inner canals of your tooth easy to access. They are also electric, which helps the procedure to run smoothly and efficiently.
Most of our patients are surprised at how comfortable and pain-free root canal treatment in Rayside Dental is. It is not uncommon for patients to look at us at the completion of root canal treatment and ask, “that was it?” Root canal treatment really is a quick and painless procedure. Spread the word!
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Questions about Root Canal Treatment?
If you have any questions about root canal treatment or are interested in a consultation—contact us today.