How Root Canal Therapy Can Help
The procedure is performed when the pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels) becomes infected or inflamed. This can happen as a result of tooth decay, injury, or repeated dental procedures. During the procedure, the dentist will access the pulp chamber and remove the infected or damaged pulp. The chamber and root canals are then cleaned, shaped, and disinfected. A filling is placed in the chamber and root canals and the tooth is sealed with a temporary filling. A permanent filling or a dental crown is then placed to protect the tooth and restore its function.
Root canal therapy is performed under local anesthesia, so the patient will be comfortable during the procedure. It may cause some mild discomfort afterwards, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does a root canal hurt?
Root canal therapy is performed under local anesthesia, so the patient will not feel any pain during the procedure. Some mild discomfort may be experienced afterwards, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
How long does a root canal take?
The length of the procedure can vary depending on the tooth and the extent of the infection or damage, but it typically takes between 1 to 2 hours.
How long will the tooth last after a root canal?
A tooth that has had a root canal can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, which includes regular check-ups and good oral hygiene.
Do I need a crown after a root canal?
A dental crown is often recommended after a root canal to protect the tooth and restore its function.
Is Root Canal Therapy covered by insurance?
Many insurance plans cover root canal therapy, but the coverage can vary depending on the specific plan. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to see what is covered.
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In conclusion, Root canal therapy is a procedure used to save a damaged or infected tooth, it is performed by cleaning, shaping and disinfecting the canals, then filling and sealing the tooth, and often capping it with a dental crown. At New Day Dental in Macclenny, FL, we use the latest techniques and technology to provide high-quality root canal therapy that will help our patients to alleviate pain, save their natural tooth and prevent the need for an extraction. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and it may cause some mild discomfort afterwards. Our goal is to help our patients to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile, and we also take into consideration insurance coverage.