Preserve A Healthy Smile With Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure at Methuen Family Dentistry in Methuen designed to save a severely infected or damaged tooth. It is a highly effective treatment that can alleviate pain and restore the tooth’s function.

Why is a root canal necessary?

Root canal therapy is recommended when the pulp, the soft inner part of the tooth, becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or trauma. This condition can lead to severe toothaches, sensitivity to hot and cold, and swelling. To prevent tooth loss and further complications, a root canal removes the infected pulp and restores the tooth's function.

What is the procedure for a root canal?

Our dentist will assess the tooth's condition using X-rays and conduct a thorough examination to determine the extent of the damage. The surrounding area is numbed using local anesthesia, ensuring a comfortable experience before an access hole is created in the tooth, and specialized tools are used to carefully remove the infected or inflamed pulp from the root canals. The root canals are meticulously cleaned, shaped, and disinfected to eliminate any remaining bacteria or debris. After the canals are prepared, they are filled with a biocompatible gutta-percha material. The access hole is then sealed with a temporary or permanent filling.

What are the benefits of root canal therapy?

By removing the infected pulp and addressing the underlying cause, root canal therapy alleviates toothaches and eliminates discomfort. The procedure saves the natural tooth, preventing the need for extraction and potential tooth replacement. After the restoration, the treated tooth can function normally, allowing you to chew, bite, and speak without any hindrances. Root canal therapy maintains the appearance of your natural smile as the tooth is preserved and restored to its original shape and color.

Contact us today if you are experiencing tooth pain or suspect an infection.  Root canal therapy is reliable for maintaining a healthy, confident smile for years.

Contact Methuen Family Dentistry About Root Canal Therapy Today!

  • Curtail the spread of infection
  • Save teeth from possible extraction
  • Alleviate tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Restore the health and function of your teeth
  • Promote optimal oral health!

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