Root canal therapy treats the center, or pulp, of a tooth that is inflamed, infected or dead. The pulp is a soft substance consisting of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. Often times those who need a root canal are in pain and are looking for relief. Our amazing team will diagnose whether a root canal is needed, then treatment plan accordingly to make sure you get relief.
Root canal therapy involves removing the pulp from the tooth chamber and canals. We then clean the canals with a disinfecting solution. During your root canal therapy, we may provide local anesthesia or sedation to ensure you are comfortable.
After treatment, we may place a temporary filling to protect your tooth until your restoration is complete. Your tooth may feel sensitive for the first few days. This discomfort may be relieved with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications, as directed. Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until you have your full restoration. If a problem occurs, contact Cortland Smiles.
Root canal therapy can help preserve your tooth for a lifetime. Contact our office today for a consultation with Dr. Nagpal.