Put an End to Tooth Pain
Tooth pain is one of the most uncomfortable feelings many patients experience. And even if your toothache seemed to resolve on its own or you feel like you have just gotten used to it, you are still likely at risk for possible infection deep within the tooth. An infected tooth, if left untreated, can result in the tooth dying and eventually requiring extraction. To avoid this and treat this infection, we offer modern root canals in Everett, MA. We design our root canal treatment plans to take conservative measures to restore the health and strength of your natural tooth long-term. By performing a root canal, we eliminate the need for tooth extraction, but only if you receive care in a timely manner. Root canals are one of our most common dental procedures and our experienced Everett, MA team is here to help you return your smile to full health and function. If you are experiencing tooth pain of any kind, we encourage you to contact our office right away to schedule a consultation!
Our Root Canal Process
The objective of a root canal is to cleanse the infection from inside the root and structure of the tooth. During a root canal treatment, we use specialized dental tools to access the inside of the tooth to clear away infection and disinfect the interior. Once we have properly cleaned the tooth, we place a protective material called gutta-percha into the canals and seal the surface. This material restores the structure and integrity of the tooth and allows it to still be able to function like normal after root canal therapy. With a custom-designed dental crown, we can return your smile to proper strength and aesthetics. For most patients their smile is as good as new after a root canal procedure, with all tooth pain eliminated for good!
Root Canal Treatment You Can Trust
A root canal is commonly associated with being a painful procedure, but it is typically anything but that. In fact, most root canals help alleviate pain altogether. Our practice and compassionate team strive to make each patient feel comfortable and calm by explaining root canals for what they are: a safe and predictable procedure designed to save teeth and get you out of pain. We also offer custom sedation to help anxious patients relax and receive treatment without experiencing discomfort. By identifying and treating tooth pain as soon as possible, we have a better chance to save your teeth and your smile!
Is root canal treatment painful?
You don’t have to fear this procedure. With the help of numbing medicine, patients should feel no pain while a root canal is being performed.
How long does a root canal treatment take?
They usually can be finished in 30-90 minutes depending on the tooth and difficulty.
Do I need a crown after a root canal?
Needing a crown after a root canal depends highly on the location of the tooth in the mouth—teeth towards the back of the mouth like molars and premolars are needed more for chewing, and generally require crowns, where incisors or canines which aren’t needed for chewing don’t always require crowns.
What happens if you don't get a root canal?
If you need a root canal, the infected pulp in the tooth needs to be removed. Typically, a chronic infection begins and the bone around the tooth starts to break down. The tooth is likely to abscess at some point and is usually at greater risk of fracturing.