Don’t let the idea of root canal therapy make you anxious. At Mann Dental Care, it’s a comfortable non-surgical procedure that has a 90% success rate. It’s performed under local anesthesia to ensure the affected area is sufficiently numb. And if you are still nervous, take advantage of our sedation option so that you are assured of being fully relaxed.
How do you know that you might need our Winterwood root canal? The surest sign is a toothache, especially if the pain is noticeable when you chew or put pressure on the tooth. Sensitivity to hot and cold items is also common. And you might also notice tooth discoloration or gum tenderness. Sometimes, there is swelling evident. The reason for all the problems is that your tooth’s pulp, which is inside at the base of the tooth, right next to the nerve, has sustained a bacterial infection. To remedy the situation, our Winterwood root canal begins with the removal of the pulp and nerve from the tooth. The canals are then cleaned and disinfected. Finally, the canals are sealed, which makes further infection less likely. If you need more than one session, which is typical when a tooth has multiple canals, a temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it. And a permanent crown is fashioned and cemented to the tooth after it has fully healed. Compared to extracting the tooth, root canal therapy is a much better solution. You won’t have empty space between your teeth and the complications that go along with it. Also, you won’t have to deal with the cost and time to replace the tooth.
The only way to be sure you need our Winterwood root canal is to come in for an examination and x-rays. When you have any of the symptoms listed above, contact us immediately for a prompt appointment.