Endodontic therapy, or root canals, have acquired a bad reputation as one of dentistry’s most painful procedures. That may have been true in years past, but modern advances have helped to ensure that a patient’s root canal can be as comfortable as a routine tooth extraction.
In performing a root canal, our dentists will remove infected or damaged pulp and nerves from the channel that is found within the tooth’s roots. The empty canal is then sterilized to kill any remaining bacteria and sealed with an inert rubber-like substance.
Using our modernized mechanical and rotary endodontics instruments, we can remove a tooth’s infected root much more quickly than with the manual tools. We are also able to clean and seal the canal in less time as well. Plus, that dreaded drilling noise is a thing of the past with rotary instruments.
Additionally, rotary endodontics require only local anesthetic to numb the surrounding area, speeding up recovery time for patients.
This technology allows our dentists to complete root canals in a single appointment. After the root canal is complete, your dentist will place a crown on the tooth to protect it from further damage.