Root Canal Therapy – Natick, MA
Stop Your Pain and Save Your Tooth
Do you have a damaged or infected tooth at risk of extraction? You do not need to have it pulled. Papageorgiou Dental Associates can save it with a root canal in Natick. Although they have a bad reputation for being painful, you have nothing to fear. Our office embraces the latest advancements in dentistry to make the treatment virtually pain-free. We will save your tooth and restore its function with a customized treatment plan.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is an endodontic treatment that extracts the inner layer of the tooth called the pulp. Removing the nerve center stops your pain and prevents the infection from spreading. Root canals have over a 95% success rate when performed by an experienced and qualified dental team, which is why more than 15 million are performed every year. Although they are common, they are only recommended when there are no other viable treatment options to save your tooth from extraction.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Not all damaged teeth need a root canal. They are most often recommended when the pulp is infected or inflamed. There are some indicators that a root canal may be in your future, such as:
- Darkening of the tooth.
- Lingering tooth sensitivity after eating or drinking something hot or cold.
- Pimple-like bump on the gums near the tooth.
- Pain when placing pressure on the tooth.
We perform a comprehensive examination to assess your tooth to ensure the treatment is in your best interest.
What Can I Expect with a Root Canal?
Your dentist in Natick creates a customized treatment plan that requires two appointments. During your first visit, your tooth is prepared by removing any areas of damage and extracting the pulp. It is also reshaped to allow a dental crown to be fitted over it. Your tooth is sterilized before filling it with a special material called gutta-percha to seal it. Now, its health is restored, but its integrity is still compromised.
To restore your tooth’s strength and to provide an added layer of protection, we take a digital impression of your tooth. It is used to design a custom-made crown made from all-ceramic material to look natural. The dental lab crafts it to meet your exact size, shape, and color needs. It can take them a couple of weeks to make it with accuracy, so we will attach a temporary one in the meantime.
After your permanent crown is sent back to our office, you return for your second appointment to have it bonded to your tooth. Your restoration is made from high-quality material to give you a durable solution that can last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced.
Save Your Smile Today!
If you have a damaged tooth, do not have it pulled! We can save it from extraction and stop your pain with root canal therapy. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to improving your smile.