Anterior Root Canal Therapy From Your Dentist in Bradenton
Anterior root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment that can be used to save a tooth that has been significantly damaged or infected. This type of therapy takes place on any of the front six teeth of a patient’s lower or upper jaw, and often requires two visits to complete.
Why would someone need a root canal?
When a tooth is significantly damaged or infected, its root canal becomes inflamed and infected, which can cause extreme pain and sensitivity. Root canal therapy can remove the inflamed and infected tissue, effectively relieving the patient of pain and discomfort.
This type of therapy can also help preserve a patient’s natural smile. When a tooth is significantly damaged or infected, root canal therapy can help maintain it, preventing the need for tooth-replacement options like dental implants, bridges, or dentures.
What’s involved with anterior root canal therapy?
A procedure that’s often completed in two visits, the first involves cleaning out the tooth’s infected root canal and covering it with a temporary sedative filling, which helps soothe pain by providing an anti-bacterial treatment to the canal. The second visit involves placing a final filling and sealing the tooth, though patients may also choose to have the tooth protected with a dental crown to offer it enhanced support and strength.
How painful is root canal therapy?
Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy is not painful, thanks to highly effective modern anesthesia. However, a small number of patients may experience some discomfort or sensitivity during the procedure or in the days that follow. In this case, an over-the-counter pain medication can be helpful in alleviating symptoms. It’s also important to call our team should pain or sensitivity persist.
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- Eradicate tooth pain caused by injury, decay, or infection
- Rejuvenate your smiling confidence
- Avoid tooth extraction
- Remove infection from your body
- Prioritize your oral health!