A root canal is a type of oral surgery that removes the pulp from the center of a damaged or decaying tooth. Pulp is a soft connective tissue that contains nerves and blood vessels. It nourishes your teeth and allows you to feel temperature sensations but isn’t necessary for a tooth’s long-term health.
By removing the pulp from the center of your tooth and filling it with a material called gutta-percha, it’s possible to eliminate discomfort and restore your tooth to its healthy, near-original condition.
VaraniSmile uses root canals to address:
Make an appointment at VaraniSmile if you experience swelling, increased tooth sensitivity, or a sensation of heat in your gums.
At VaraniSmile, root canal therapy takes two separate visits.
Before conducting a root canal, your VaraniSmile provider performs an oral exam and takes a series of X-rays to assess the condition of your tooth. Next, they administer a local anesthetic to numb your mouth and gently remove the pulp from the center of your tooth.
After removing the pulp, your provider cleans your root canal and fills it with gutta-percha. Your provider uses an intraoral scanner to take digital impressions of your tooth and then bonds a temporary crown on top.
A professional dental facility uses your impressions to manufacture a custom dental crown that fits your tooth perfectly.
When VaraniSmile receives your permanent crown, you return to the office. Your provider removes your temporary crown and bonds the permanent one in its place.
After a root canal, you might experience some mild swelling and increased tooth sensitivity. To minimize any discomfort, VaraniSmile recommends:
You may also want to take over-the-counter pain medication or apply an ice pack to your cheek.
To see if you can benefit from a root canal, make an appointment at VaraniSmile by calling the office today or scheduling online.