Root canal treatment

Explore the procedure and benefits of root canal therapy.

Endodontic treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure designed to treat infections in the tooth pulp(the innermost layer of a tooth). Despite common misconceptions,a root canal treatment is not painful and can often save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. The first step in a root canal treatment is for a root canal specialist or an endodontist to take dental X-rays of the affected tooth and make a treatment plan.

Let’s explore the process of a root canal treatment in more detail and how it can reduce toothaches while preserving your smile. At Skyview Dental, all the procedures are performed by a root canal specialist.

Understanding root canal treatment (RCT)

Root canal treatment involves removing infected tissue from a tooth’s root canal system and sealing it to prevent further infection. It is crucial for saving severely decayed or infected teeth, allowing patients to retain their natural teeth and avoid extraction.

Signs You Might Need Root Canal Therapy:

● Deep tooth pain, especially when biting or chewing.
● Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that lingers
● Swelling or tenderness in the gums surrounding the affected tooth
● Formation of a pimple or boil on the gums near the tooth
● Darkening of the affected tooth
● Loose tooth due to infection weakening the surrounding bone

The root canal procedure

Root canal therapy involves several steps:

  • Cleaning and Disinfection:The infected tissue is removed from the root canal system to eliminate bacteria and prevent further decay.
  • Filling and Sealing: The cleaned root canal is filled with a biocompatible material and sealed to prevent reinfection.
  • Restoration: Depending on the extent of damage, the tooth may be restored with a filling or crown to strengthen and protect it.

Preparing for root canal treatment

Prior to your root canal appointment, there are a few steps you can take to prepare:

Follow any prescribed medications, especially antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs.

Avoid smoking, as it can interfere with the healing process.

Eat a nutritious meal before your appointment, as anesthesia may cause temporary numbness.

Recovery and aftercare

After root canal therapy, it's important to care for your tooth properly:

  • Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until the procedure is complete.
  • Use over-the-counter painkillers as needed for discomfort.
  • Contact your dentist if you experience swelling or persistent pain.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene to prevent future infections.

Solving your tooth troubles

Easy answers!

Regular visits to dentists help catch oral problems early when they're easier to treat. It also stops many problems from happening in the first place.

Please book an appointment on our website, and we will schedule one that is convenient for you. We will send you a text or e-mail reminder before your appointment. If you need to cancel or change an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours' notice.

Please call us at (317) 886-9500 as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to help you. We are your “emergency dentist Noblesville”.

Yes, Skyview Dental gladly accepts Medicaid, ensuring that people from diverse backgrounds can receive high-quality dental care without worrying about financial obstacles.

Skyview Dental provides a comprehensive range of dental services, including preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, and emergency dental services.

Fillings fix holes in teeth caused by decay. They make the tooth strong again so you can eat and talk without pain. Fillings stop decay from spreading, keeping your teeth healthy.

Flossing before you go to bed greatly reduces the risk of suffering dental issues as a result of plaque build-up. After receiving dental treatment from us, whether it's a veneer treatment or implants, it's extremely important to look after your teeth post-treatment, which means flossing every day when brushing your teeth.

Yes, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services to enhance the appearance of your smile, including teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, and more.

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