Swollen, red gums, along with a tooth that is sensitive to hot or cold, these are all symptoms that indicate that you may need a root canal. A root canal is a dental procedure that is done when a tooth has decay that reaches the nerve or is infected. Infections usually occur when cavities are ignored and they reach the root of the tooth. If infection reaches the root of your tooth, it will cause a lot of pain and discomfort. A root canal will then be necessary to eliminate pain and to treat the infected tooth.
The procedure for a root canal is as follows: The dentist will first open the canals of the tooth. Then, the infected nerves of the tooth will be removed. Once they have been removed, the canals of the tooth will be cleaned out and filled with a filling material called "gutta percha." Once the gutta percha is placed, the dentist will then build your tooth back up, scan the tooth, then make your crown. Crowns take about an hour (visit our website for more information on crowns) and once the crown is completed, it will be permanently cemented in the same day!
Root canals have a bad reputation, but when you work with a knowledgeable dentist like Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry, you will find that a root canal procedure is one of the easiest dental procedures you can experience. Root canals used to take a couple hours along with multiple appointments. At Sweet Water Dentistry, your root canal can be completed in one day, and you can also receive your crown the same day!
The staff here at Sweet Water Dentistry strives to assist every patient with any dental need they may have. We pride ourselves in offering the best dental service and care around. Call us today to schedule your appointment and make us your new dental home! 2051-550-7770.