Non Surgical Root Canal
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tissue, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr.Turner will most likely recommend non-surgical root canal treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we also offer nitrous oxide analgesia to relieve anxiety. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
When the Root Canal treatment has been completed and Dr. Turner is satisfied with the results, a Composite restoration or Crowning of the treated tooth will be necessary.