Simple and Pain Free Root Canals in Southington
Root canals are nothing to fear! Advancements in modern dentistry have made the procedure painless and effective. Call us at (860) 628-5029 to schedule your consultation for endodontic dentistry in Southington, Bristol, Wolcott, Plantsville and nearby.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is the process of removing an infected nerve from the tooth to halt the spread of infection and strengthen the tooth with a dental filling or crown. Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment in endodontic dentistry, and produces a very high rate of success. It not only restores your dental health, it preserves the original structure of the tooth.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
Before the modern root canal was developed, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was through tooth extraction. Today, root canals save problem teeth with minimally invasive treatment. At Georgetown Family Dental, Dr. Maynard uses state-of-the-art dentistry to provide painless root canal therapy.
How Does A Tooth Infection Start?
Our teeth contain tiny passageways that branch off from the top of the tooth, down to the tip of the root. All teeth have between one and four root canals. When the pulp, or innermost chamber of the tooth becomes infected, it can begin negatively affecting the roots, gums and neighboring teeth.This may call for a root canal procedure.
Other scenarios that call for a root canal include dental injuries that expose the nerve of the tooth, a crack in the tooth that extends into the nerve, or large cavity. In addition, even a chipped tooth or regular tooth decay may require root canal therapy if left untreated. Stop tooth decay before it happens by visiting your local family dentist at Georgetown Family Dental.
Root Canal Symptoms
Paying close attention to what’s happening in your mouth is essential for maintaining optimal oral health. Outside of your diligent oral hygiene routine (that includes brushing, flossing and regular professional cleanings), take note if you experience:
- Consistent pain when biting or chewing
- Increased tooth sensitivity to hot or cold liquids and foods
- Pressure and pain felt within a particular tooth
- An abscess on your gums that releases pus or blood
- Radiating pain in the mouth that worsens over time
If you are waking up in the night due to a sudden toothache, contact Dr. Maynard at (860) 628-5029 for emergency dentistry in Plantsville and nearby. We’ll treat your dental pain quickly and find you the best solution for your unique dental needs.
Restoration with Dental Implants and Crowns
In the case where a tooth is too weak or damaged to be restored with root canal therapy, tooth replacement with a dental implant, crown or denture are excellent options to consider. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is strategically implanted within the bone of the jaw to support a natural looking replacement tooth—a strong, tooth-colored dental crown.
Superior Dentistry At Your Southington Family Dentist
Dr. Maynard offers you full service cosmetic and restorative dentistry that works with you every step of the way. We are proud to serve you as your family dentist for communities in Plantsville, Bristol, Southington, Cheshire, Wolcott, and nearby. Give us a call today at (860) 628-5029 to schedule a consultation for gentle dentistry at Georgetown Family Dental.