Root canal therapy is a non-surgical procedure that is successful in 90% or more of cases. It may have a bad reputation in popular culture, but the truth is that when performed with the modern techniques and equipment employed here at the practice of James M. Quigley, D.M.D., you can expect a virtually pain-free experience. Our patients typically say they had very little to no discomfort at all.
Our New Haven root canal is performed most commonly when your tooth’s pulp has become infected, such as in the case of a large cavity, loose or lost filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth have provided a path for bacteria to get inside your tooth. It is also possible to sustain pulp damage from dental trauma; an injury or accident, for example. The symptoms that are usually obvious are pain, especially when you apply pressure to the tooth or chew food using it; and sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks. Gum tenderness and/or tooth discoloration are also possible. Our New Haven root canal is done under local anesthesia. The point of the treatment is to remove the pulp along with the adjacent nerve. The canals are then cleaned and disinfected, before being sealed off. Your tooth is now viable and free of pain. All that remains is to wait for full healing before the placement of a permanent crown to restore the tooth to its full size and functional capabilities. A tooth that has undergone our New Haven root canal should be as durable and strong as any other teeth. And best of all, you won’t have to lose the tooth and go through the trouble of having it replaced.
To schedule our New Haven root canal, reach out to our office and we will have you set up to come in as quickly as possible.