Have you recently been experiencing moderate to severe tooth pain? A tooth infection could be the culprit and a root canal could be in your near future.
Endodontics focuses on the nerves of the teeth with root canals being the most common procedure relating to endodontics.
You can depend on locally owned and family operated Leonard A. Russell, DDS INC for professional dentistry to help prevent any further issues.
Avoid Tooth Abscesses With Root Canals
Root canals are probably the most common dental procedure in endodontics. If a tooth becomes infected, usually it's related to the tooth's nerve roots. Any infected nerve must be removed; if untreated, the infection can turn into a tooth abscess, and that is a much more serious problem that could include bone loss in your jaw.
Low-Pain Dentistry and Oral Procedures
With all our root canals, Dr. Russell will first numb the affected tooth with a local anesthetic. The anesthetic will enable him to create an opening into the canal, remove the infected tissue, and then seal the opening.
Any teeth that have had a root canal are recommended to have a crown fitted. A crown improves the appearance of the tooth and increases the likelihood that the root canal is successful.
Over Three Decades of Dental Experience
Dr. Russell has been performing dental procedures for over 30 years
since he opened his office in 1985
. Local anesthetics and the proper pain medication allow a root canal to often be performed with little to no pain.
A proper root canal will relieve any pain from the infection and allow you to continue to enjoy the foods you love. If you are experiencing pain, contact us today for a consultation.