Non-Surgical Root Canal
Non-Surgical Root Canals at Scottsville Family Dentistry
At Scottsville Family Dentistry, our goal is to help you preserve your natural teeth and maintain a healthy smile. When a tooth becomes infected or damaged, a non-surgical root canal may be the most effective way to save the tooth and alleviate discomfort. Our team of dental professionals is committed to providing gentle and compassionate care, ensuring that your root canal treatment is a positive and comfortable experience.
What Are Non-Surgical Root Canals?
A non-surgical root canal, commonly referred to as a root canal treatment, is a dental procedure that involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp tissue from the inner chambers of a tooth. The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and sealed to prevent reinfection. A dental crown is often placed over the treated tooth to provide additional strength and protection.
Root canal treatment is a highly successful procedure that can save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. It is called "non-surgical" because it does not involve any surgical incisions or sutures.
When Is a Non-Surgical Root Canal Necessary?
A non-surgical root canal may be recommended in the following situations:
Severe tooth decay that has reached the pulp chamber
Infection or abscess in the tooth or surrounding bone
Trauma or injury that has damaged the pulp tissue
Cracks or fractures that have exposed the pulp to bacteria
Signs that you may need a root canal include toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling or tenderness in the gums, and discoloration of the tooth. However, some cases may not present any symptoms, making regular dental check-ups essential for early detection.
The Non-Surgical Root Canal Process
At Scottsville Family Dentistry, your comfort is our priority. Before the root canal procedure, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination and take X-rays to assess the condition of the tooth. Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the area and ensure a pain-free experience.
During the procedure, a small opening is made in the crown of the tooth to access the pulp chamber. The infected or inflamed pulp is carefully removed, and the canals are cleaned and disinfected. The tooth is then filled with a biocompatible material and sealed to prevent future infection.
In most cases, a dental crown will be recommended to restore the tooth's structure and function. The crown is custom-made to match the appearance of your natural teeth.
Why Choose Scottsville Family Dentistry?
At Scottsville Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing personalized and comprehensive dental care. Our experienced team uses state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure the highest quality treatment. We take the time to listen to your concerns and work with you to achieve your dental goals.
If you are experiencing tooth pain or have questions about non-surgical root canals or any of our dental services, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you restore your oral health and smile with confidence.