ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IN CHESHIRE AND WALLINGFORD CT
What is a Root Canal?
When you have a toothache or an injury that has cracked your tooth, the pulp of the tooth may be in danger. Infection of pulp can lead to severe tooth pain. If not treated in time, the infection can spread to the root and to the supporting structure of the tooth. A Root canal is a procedure performed to remove the infected pulp and save the tooth. The treatment can prevent the tooth from falling out. After the treatment, dental restoration materials are used to protect the tooth. It is one of the procedures we perform at our fully-equipped office in Hamden, CT. Our comprehensive dental treatment ensures that patients are protected from all types of dental problems. Our quality dental care and our dedication have enabled us to build trust among families of Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden city.
When is a root canal performed?
Pulp, the heart of every natural tooth, is made of nerves and blood vessels. The soft pulp is responsible for the healthy growth of the tooth. Once the permanent tooth is fully-grown, it can survive without a pulp.
Root canal – Evaluation and treatment
The first and foremost phase of a root canal is a dental examination. Dr. Kaplan firstly makes note of the symptoms of the problem. Swelling, pain and discoloration of the tooth may indicate an infection of pulp. Our dentist notes other visual indicators and takes the help of X-rays to find the status of the tooth and the pulp. Once we confirm that a root canal is required, we explain the treatment process to the patient.
The tooth is numbed with the help of local anesthesia. A rubber dam is used to isolate the tooth from the surrounding teeth. An opening is made in the tooth using dental instruments. The infected pulp is removed and the pulp chamber is cleaned. A dental file may be used for this purpose. An anti-bacterial agent helps clear the bacteria from the chamber. The root of the tooth is sealed and filling materials are used to provide it physical strength. A dental crown is finally fixed over the tooth.