Endodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with the treatment of the root canal and surrounding tissues of the tooth. It is recognized by the American Dental Association. Dr. Robert Page offers root canal treatments in Boston, Massachusetts, to help you regain your oral health and restore the function of your tooth. Call Congress Dental Group at (617) 574-8700 to learn more about root canals and make your appointment with our skilled dentists.
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures that can save your teeth and avoid the necessity of dental implants or bridges. We use this treatment to restore your tooth without actually extracting it. Most people dread this dental procedure, but remember, if the dental decay is not treated the right way and at the right time, it spreads deep inside the tooth and ultimately affects the pulp tissue. When we perform this treatment, the infected pulp is replaced with a filling, allowing you to preserve your natural tooth.
IMPORTANCE OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT AT THE RIGHT TIME
The root canals of your teeth are made up of nerves and blood vessels, which provide oxygen and nutrients to keep them healthy. When you neglect the dental decay on the outer layers of your teeth, it slowly progresses to the root canals, affecting the nerves and blood vessels. This results in infection and inflammation. As the infected pulp tissue dies due to infection, it causes severe pain and swelling. When root canal treatment is not performed at the right time, the infection spreads to the surrounding bone structure, which leads to tooth abscess. It is therefore very important to take the treatment at the right time.
The treatment starts with a local anesthesia that numbs the area around the tooth. Once the surrounding area of the tooth is given anesthesia, the tooth is drilled down, and an opening is created. The infected tissue is then removed through this opening. Once the infected part is removed, the cavity is filled in with rubbery cement. While root canal treatment is considered to be one of the most painful dental procedures, we make sure to treat you with little or no pain. When the right amount of anesthesia is given, the patient will feel no pain at all.
AFTER-EFFECTS OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
There are rarely any complications following a root canal treatment. However, make sure you avoid eating hard foods until your treatment is completely done. Also, it is advisable to limit your intake of sugar and beverages, such as soft drinks. It is very important to take good care of your teeth after root canal treatment. This will give you better results over a lifetime.
We provide customized dental care procedures in professional and comfortable environment that cater to the unique needs and requirements of our patients. We provide surgical and non-surgical root canal treatment procedures depending on the case history of the patient.
For more information about root canal therapy and endodontics treatments, please contact our office today.