Root Canal Therapy
We are dedicated in helping you achieve and maintain maximum oral health. From self-confidence to your heart, a healthy smile can impact many aspects of your life. For instance, researchers continually link good oral health to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and other life-threatening conditions.
The most important part of maintaining your oral health is deligent personal oral hygiene and regular maintenance visits to our office. Together, we can make you smile last a lifetime.
Aren’t Root Canals Painful?
Many people are concerned by the potential pain of a root canal procedure. You may be surprised to learn that modern day root canal therapy is usually painless and no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed.
Root Canal Procedure
After sufficiently numbing the area, Dr. Gorospe creates an opening on the surface of the tooth. He then removes any decayed tissue or bacteria. An instrument called a root canal file is then used to remove the nerve fibers and clean out infected tissue from within the thin canals.
Next, the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and supplied with initial filling material, accompanied by medications to soothe the area.
A final filling, such as those used to fix cavities, is applied to the surface of the tooth. In many cases, a crown is placed instead of a filling to provide more structural support for the tooth.
Most often, both the diagnostic exam and the root canal procedure can be completed in one office visit.