We perform root canals in Dental Partners of Brookline in Brookline, MA more frequently than people think. They’re common procedures that are low risk and have very high success rates. Additionally, our team of dentists is experienced and well-trained.
At Dental Partners of Brookline, we explain to our patients what root canal treatments are. They’re procedures aimed at treating the pulp of the tooth. This is the area that contains structures like nerves and blood vessels that supply the tooth. The pulp also contains connective tissue.
Patients with root canal problems usually have increased sensitivity to hot and cold or pain. If you neglect these symptoms, they might fade away over time. The disappearance of symptoms isn’t a good thing. It usually just means that the nerve supplying the tooth is too damaged to transmit pain signals.
We’ll need to examine your teeth using our tools. Imaging modalities like x-rays are of great help at assessing deep structures like root canals. Based on your symptoms, our examination findings, and what we see on the x-ray, we’ll be able to determine whether or not a root canal treatment is required.
The first step of root canals, and many other dental procedures, is to numb the area using local anesthesia. The anesthesia will make sure you don’t feel anything other than pressure while we work. Next, we’ll gain access to the pulp of the tooth through the gum. Once we have access, we’ll start to clean the pulp and remove any dead tissue.
Irrigating the pulp with disinfectant can also be done to decrease the likelihood of future infections. After the pulp is properly cleaned, the gum is sealed back up again. Dental crowns are often used to support and strengthen teeth after root canal treatments. You will need to come in for a few visits.
The pain and sensitivity should disappear after treatment. Recovery is easy and simple and we may prescribe painkillers and antibiotics. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.