Dr. Kaady performs non-surgical root canals at Bridgetown Dental.
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, with over 15 million done every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums. Dr. Kaady will likely recommend a non-surgical root canal if you have experienced these symptoms.
The Process of a Root Canal:
- This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.
- We usually do this under local anesthesia, but can offer broader options for your comfort if needed.
- Most root canals are completed in a single visit, unless more extensive treatment is required.
- You will be able to drive home after your procedure and should be able to resume your normal routine.
- Success rates are very high (over 90%) for root canals and help you to keep your natural teeth.
- If treating your tooth with a root canal is deemed unfavorable, or there are complications, you will be informed during your consultation with Dr. Kaady.
More to Consider on Root Canals:
Restorative treatments are necessary following a root canal. Dr. Kaady will help you decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. If you experience any problems following your root canal, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay of the tooth, continue to practice good dental hygiene.