Root Canal Treatment Quincy MA
Root Canal Treatment Quincy MA | Bacteria can enter a tooth and affect the pulp due to decay or tooth injury. Left untreated, pain may increase and tooth loss is likely. Patients with a tooth infection are recommended to have a root canal treatment to save the tooth and alleviate the pain. Learn more about this procedure and ways to avoid the infection below.
Infection symptoms may include the following:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Tooth pain
- Gum pain
- Facial swelling or tenderness
- An abscess
- Pain while chewing or biting
What is a root canal treatment?
A root canal treatment involves the removal of the infected pulp and tooth sealing. First, the affected area is numbed for your comfort. We then place a rubber piece around the tooth to keep it dry during the procedure. Next, we insert root canal files through an opening on the crown to remove the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. Once the tooth is cleaned, the root canals and tooth are sealed to prevent future infections. Your dentist will then have a customized dental crown created for you. It could take a few weeks for completion so a second visit will be needed. As soon as the dental crown is ready, it is permanently attached to the tooth and your smile is restored.
Avoid a tooth infection.
Proper dental hygiene is your best defense against tooth infections. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. Be sure to visit us for routine dental exams and cleanings. Schedule an appointment today. Contact Quincy High Care Dentistry at (617) 405-4524 or book online. You may also visit us at 67 Coddington Street, Suite LL1 Quincy, MA 02169. Our friendly team would be delighted to assist you and answer any questions. We also offer a variety dental treatments to further improve your oral health.