Millions of teeth each year are saved with a simple root canal. A root canal is a dental treatment done to the inside of a tooth that is decayed or infected.
A root canal is necessary when an injury or large cavity damages the tooth’s root which then becomes inflamed or infected and causes pain to the patient. If gone untreated, this can cause serious deep tooth decay. During your root canal, the dentist will remove any decaying tooth filing and clean and restore it with either a filling or a crown.
Root canals don’t cause pain, they relieve it! Most people report that the root canal procedure is not painful, and feels like a new filling being placed. You will experience more pain from your inflamed tooth before the procedure, than you will during and after it.
With our latest, state-of-the-art root canal system equipment, we can ensure faster, more efficient, and accurate root canals for our patients. This device combines strength and flexibility which leaves the dentist with a more localized treatment. This sophisticated device allows for faster and safer root canals while allowing the doctor for greater control over the procedure. This machine helps to cut the time of a root canal in half, leaving the patient with less pain and a better experience overall.
Tired of having your mouth propped open for an hour or more? With this technology and our trained dentists, your root canal will only last for approximately 20 minutes! That is less than half the time of a traditional root canal.
If you already have a problem eating and chewing, a root canal is the best possible option for you. Extracting the tooth will only lead to more problems in the future. It is best to keep the tooth intact with a root canal. Keeping your natural teeth intact with a root canal will provide a secure attachment point for a bridge or partial dentures. A root canal is a cost-effective way to treat your damaged teeth, and is far less expensive than an extraction and placing a bridge or partial implant
Could you be in need of a root canal? If you have a severe toothache when chewing, sensitivity of hot or cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time, discoloration of a tooth, or swelling and tenderness in your gums, a root canal may be the treatment for you! Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Hemmert at 801-747-8000.