Two of the most dreaded dental procedures for patients are having a tooth pulled and having a root canal. You may avoid going to your dentist altogether because of this fear. However, at the office of Azra Saleem, DDS you will receive the best dental care using the most advanced techniques, equipment, and materials. Our endodontist specializes in North Haven root canal, and will sure to make the experience as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible no matter what your oral health needs may be.
When you don’t take proper care of your teeth, gums, and mouth, diseases and infections can cause pain and even decay of the teeth. If the decay becomes too advanced, the best treatment option may be a North Haven root canal therapy. Many people cringe when they hear the words “root canal”. But what was once a painful, invasive procedure is now relatively pain free. However, the best option is still to practice proper, preventative oral hygiene habits so that a root canal can be avoided completely. Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve or pulp of a tooth is affected by decay or infection, or if there has been significant injury or trauma to the tooth. Symptoms of the infection are generally acute dental pain or sensitivity to hot, cold or percussion. Your root canal will begin by our endodontist making an opening in the crown of the tooth or teeth. Then he will gently remove the infected or inflamed pulp from your tooth. After carefully shaping, sterilizing, and cleaning the inside of the canal, the opening is filled and sealed with a rubber-like compound. At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the opening on top of the tooth. In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function.
Teeth treated by our root canal specialist can last just as long as natural teeth, but a re-treatment may be required in some cases due to improper healing or other complications. You will be given care instructions after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment. With the expertise of our endodontist, receiving a North Haven root canal no longer has to be an uncomfortable, frightening experience. You’ll leave the office of Azra Saleem, DDS smiling, and showing off your beautiful, well cared-for teeth!
By Dr. Azra Saleem
February 23, 2016