Having healthy, beautiful, strong teeth is what everyone wants, but without proper at-home care or routine dental hygiene visits, you are susceptible to bacteria, decay or disease. When a tooth becomes infected and is left untreated, the bacteria can penetrate the outer enamel and reach the interior tooth structure. When this happens, patients typically experience serious tooth pain and discomfort. If this infection is left untreated, you risk losing your tooth or a spread of the infection to other teeth or parts of your body. A root canal is the best solution to treating a tooth infection as it cleanses both the interior and exterior of the tooth. If a root canal is performed early enough, you will be able to save your natural tooth and put an end to your tooth pain.
You deserve to live a happy and healthy life, but when tooth pain becomes too severe, your quality of life drops. At the Dental Arts Studio of Cape Cod in Chatham and Orleans, our gentle root canal therapy can get your mouth healthy again without the pain associated with treatment. Contrary to popular belief, our root canal treatments do not cause pain—it relieves tooth pain! Using sedation, we can block sensations of discomfort, with most patients reporting just a slight pressure during root canal therapy. Once your root canal is completed, we protect the tooth with a lifelike and strong dental crown to give you an esthetic look and return to normal function.
How We Perform Root Canal Therapy
Our team is experienced in advanced root canal therapy so that we can give you esthetic and effective results. We always begin the treatment by numbing the area and offering you sedation to ease anxiety if necessary. We then gently access the interior of the tooth through the crown and use small, specialized tools to cleanse the infection from inside. We will remove the infected pulp from the tooth and reshaping the root canals, to create a clean environment. Using a biocompatible material called gutta-percha, we will fill the empty tooth roots to restore structure and then cap the tooth with a lifelike and strong dental crown . This crown will match your surrounding teeth for an esthetic appearance and give your tooth full, painless function. You will leave our office with a healthy mouth once again—one that allows you to smile with comfort and confidence!