Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy
Many patients feel like heading for the hills when they’re told that they may need root canal therapy – but truthfully, this very common procedure can rescue your natural teeth from extraction and help you avoid the need for a new dental implant and/or bridge! Your tooth is composed of several layers, with a vulnerable pulp at the center. When dangerous bacteria are able to reach this area and cause an infection, painful symptoms can occur as a result. At Flagstaff Downtown Dental, our doctors will perform root canal therapy in order to eliminate the bacteria and provide much-needed relief. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!
What happens during root canal therapy?
During the procedure, our team will carefully access the inner chamber of the affected tooth so that the infected pulp can be safely removed. Then, we thoroughly clean the root canals before sealing the structure shut so as to minimize the risks of further infection. In order to maximize your comfort, local anesthesia will be used and nitrous oxide is available upon request. When undergoing nitrous oxide, patients will recover quickly and can even resume their normal routine right away without any inconvenient downtime.
Root canal therapy has a very high success rate – an average of 90%! If our team finds that your tooth isn’t quite right for endodontic treatment and that chances of success may be limited, we will be sure to let you know right away.
What happens afterwards?
As a final touch, your treated tooth will need to be covered with a custom-made restoration so as to replenish the removed portions and help you regain your full oral health and function. If any problems or extreme discomfort occur, please let our Flagstaff, AZ team know right away so that we can review your case! In many cases, root canal therapy is so successful that patients are able to enjoy the treated tooth for the rest of their lives, and we will do everything in our power to help you have a similar outcome.