Protect your Smile and your Health
Some patients associate root canal therapy with pain, but we show our patients that root canals are a way to prevent and relieve pain. This treatment is specifically used to stop tooth pain, prevent tooth loss, and promote whole body wellness.
Root canal therapy is a procedure that involves the pulp of the tooth. The pulp is a collection of soft tissues and nerves that lies at the center of each tooth. When damage or decay reaches the pulp, pain and sensitivity occur, and you are at risk for tooth loss and infection.
You could compare the sensations of root canal therapy to the sensations of a routine filling procedure. Dr. Farnham uses a local anesthetic to make root canal therapy as painless as possible. He also offers safe dental sedation options to provide additional relief to patients who experience dental anxiety.
Why Might I Need a Root Canal?
If the pulp of the tooth becomes infected, you need root canal therapy to protect your entire smile and your whole body health! The idea behind a root canal is to save the original tooth while removing the dangerous pulp. The only other option is tooth extraction and replacement.
After removing the dental pulp, Dr. Farnham will carefully clean the root canals to remove any remaining bacteria or decay. He will fill the area with a rubbery material to prevent further infection, and then cap the tooth with a dental crown to restore your functional smile.
Signs and Symptoms of Pulp Damage
How can you know if you need a root canal? It is important to keep up with regular dental cleanings and examinations. If you notice any of the following signs of a damaged pulp, contact Dental Designs right away.
- Swelling in the neck, head, and face
- A pimple-like bump near the affected tooth
- Increased pain and sensitivity
Advantages of Root Canal Therapy
After your successful root canal at Dental Designs, you will regain:
- Efficient chewing abilities
- Normal biting force
- Natural appearance
Dr. Farnham and his compassionate team would be pleased to help you protect your natural smile and your overall health. To learn more about root canal therapy, contact our office today!