Root Canal Treatment Haverhill MA

A root canal treatment is performed to remove the nerve and pulp from an infected or severely decayed tooth. This treatment ultimately saves the tooth which would have been loss if left untreated. After full tooth development, the nerve and pulp are not needed which makes the procedure successful. A damaged nerve or pulp allows bacteria to grow within the pulp which leads to infection or an abscessed tooth.

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Symptoms of an infected or severely decayed tooth:

Root Canal Treatment Haverhill MA

  •  Toothache
  •  Gum pain, swelling, or tenderness
  •  Prolonged tooth sensitivity
  •  Abscess on gums
  •  Tooth discoloration

What is the procedure of a root canal treatment?

We will first confirm that the tooth is infected with an X-ray. If the infection is present, we use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, we surround the infected tooth with a rubber sheet to keep the area dry. We then create a hole in the tooth to remove the bacteria, nerve, and pulp. Then, we flush the tooth with antimicrobial solution and seal the tooth with a temporary filling. Once the tooth is completely healed, you will receive a permanent dental crown.

How is a root canal avoidable?

Patients need to properly care for their teeth to avoid root canals. Severe tooth decay and injury are reasons why teeth become infected. You can avoid tooth decay by brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Also, using mouth guards in contact sports helps avoid tooth fractures.

How should I care for my tooth after a root canal treatment?

Maintain great dental hygiene to avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Dental crowns can become loose or damaged from eating hard foods or biting on foreign objects. Notify us if your crown chips, breaks, or loosens. Infection can occur and it needs to be fixed quickly.

Visiting us for your routine exams and cleanings helps avoid tooth decay and root canal treatments. Schedule yours today. Call (978) 373-1231 or book an appointment online now.

209 Summer St. Ste. 1
Haverhill, MA 01830

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