Dr. Gardner can help to save your natural tooth that has become diseased or damaged with root canal therapy in his Gouverneur dentist office. A root canal is often thought of as being a dreaded, painful procedure. But, a root canal is often the best way to preserve a natural tooth and prevent further damage to your smile. Dr. Gardner and his staff strive to make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment.
Root Canal : What to Expect
Dr. Gardner will drill a small hole in the back of the affected tooth, remove the infected tissue and fill it with a biocompatible material to prevent any further disease and/or pain. Once complete, the tooth is sealed and often strengthened with the addition of a dental crown.
Your treated tooth will serve to maintain your natural smile, reducing the risk of tooth loss and associated dental problems. In most cases, patients report that a root canal is no more painful or uncomfortable than a dental filling.
Signs You May Need A Root Canal:
There are a few common signs and symptoms that can indicate a tooth has become infected or damaged and may need a root canal to restore oral health:
- Tooth pain
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Change in tooth color
If you are concerned that you may have a dental problem that could benefit from root canal therapy or are experiencing tooth pain, schedule an appointment as soon as possible to avoid permanent damage. Contact our Gouverneur, NY dental office or schedule an appointment online.