Root Canal Therapy Globe AZ
Root canal therapy is treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has been infected due to a deep cavity or cracked tooth. The treatment involves removing the pulp and the nerves of the tooth, and cleaning the infected area. A tooth’s pulp and nerve is not important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has fully emerged from the gums. If the treatment is not performed, pus will build up at the root tip and the infection of the pulp can spread to the surrounding bone. This results in pain and swelling, and your tooth will likely have to be removed.
What are the symptoms that a root canal is needed?
What Does Treatment Involve?
First, an opening is made into the pulp chamber through the crown of the tooth. Once the pulp is removed, the root canal is thoroughly cleaned. If we decide to complete the root canal therapy in multiple visits, a temporary filling will be placed to protect the tooth. When you return, we will remove the temporary filling, re-clean the root canal and pulp chamber, and place a permanent filling and/or crown over the tooth.
Root canal therapy has a high rate of success, and many teeth which undergo necessary therapy will often last a lifetime. Additionally, the crown or filling placed at the completion of the procedure blends naturally with your other teeth, this makes it difficult for others to notice you had treatment done.