Effectively Protect Your Oral Health with Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy can effectively preserve your natural tooth and restore your overall health when the nerves and soft tissue inside of your tooth have become severely damaged. This endodontic treatment is typically performed to help save a tooth that has become infected. Once infection has reached the root, the tooth is irreversibly damaged and can only be addressed through root canal therapy or an extraction. Our doctors at Elite Dental Care in Jackson, TN, will always try and avoid an extraction if necessary in order to protect your long-term oral health and prevent you from future costly oral health issues. In addition, because dental anxiety is a common occurrence during dental procedures, we offer sedation dentistry to provide a comfortable, stress-free experience.
Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?
Infection can develop without any symptoms, which is why it is vital to visit one of our trusted doctors for a routine check-up so your teeth can be examined preventatively. When patients do develop symptoms, common signs of a dental infection can include:
- Dental pain and sensitivity
- Gum swelling, redness, and tenderness
- Chronic bad breath
- Bad taste in your mouth
- Abscessed tooth
If you any your symptoms persist longer than 24 to 48 hours, please contact our offices right away.
Despite the fact that undergoing root canal treatment involves no more discomfort than receiving a dental filling, many patients still avoid treatment because of anxiety. If infection and decay are left untreated, they can lead to serious oral and physical health conditions. At Elite Dental Care, we can provide the vital treatment you need with limited stress and discomfort. We offer a variety of sedation options, such as oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide to minimize dental anxiety. We also use advanced technology and techniques to provide an overall more comfortable experience.
Dr. Harper completed post-graduate training with the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation and has performed over 5,000 procedures with comfortable, responsive patients through sedation. Dr. Farrar is also certified to provide both nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation. With their expertise, you can enjoy a treatment designed for your unique needs and comfort level.
Root Canal Therapy Procedure
When root canal therapy is required, our team will perform a series of digital x-rays to determine the location and extent of damage. Before beginning your procedure, we will administer sedation to make you as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. You dentist may then place a small rubber dam around the tooth being treated in order to keep it clean and prevent infection from spreading. Using special instrumentation, he will remove the infected tissue, nerves, and bacteria from within the pulp chamber. Once removed, he will then meticulously clean and disinfect the entire root canal.
Using state-of-the-art E4D technology, our team will take digital impressions of your smile so a dental crown can be created right there in our practice, providing treatment and restoration all within the same appointment.
Once the pulp chamber has been carefully cleaned, the doctor will gently reshape the tooth and seal the inside with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. This step will not only help hold the natural shape of the tooth but protect it from becoming contaminated again in the future. Using state-of-the-art E4D technology, our team will take digital impressions of your smile so a dental crown can be created right there in our practice, providing treatment and restoration all within the same appointment. This technology eliminates messy impressions and the need for temporary restorations. Once your crown is fabricated, the doctor will place it over the tooth to restore it to full function.
Protect Your Oral Health
If you have a recurring toothache, followed by swelling and any visible signs of infection, contact our offices as soon as possible. You can reach us via email or by calling (731) 664-9556 to schedule your root canal therapy consultation.