Endodontic Treatment: Your Root Canal

Thanks to modern dental technology seriously damaged teeth do not always need to be extracted. Through a procedure called Endodontic Treatment your injured teeth can often be saved. Depending on your situation and what needs to be done, endodontic treatment can take anywhere from one to three office visits. It is possible to experience any of the following symptoms after any of appointments:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Possible swelling
  • Inflammation and sensitivity to biting and pressure can be possible

It is difficult to predict which symptoms, if any, you may experience and to what extent. In complicated cases pain medication may be necessary. If you experience swelling call our office, as it could be an indication that It may be necessary to prescribe an antibiotic for you.

During endodontic treatment, the nerve, blood and nutrient supply to the tooth is removed. This will cause the tooth to become brittle and prone to fracturing which can result in the need to extract the tooth. In many cases a full coverage crown restoration (cap) may be recommended to prevent this from happening.

Not all endodontic treatment works for everyone and Dr. Magyera will discuss if this is the right treatment for you.