Root Canal Therapy In Hyannis, MA
Taking care of our teeth is important to have a healthy smile, but one part of our teeth that often gets overlooked and neglected is the root system. The roots of our teeth are vital to protect them from disease and to hold them in place in our mouth. Still, when we hear the term “root canal,” most of us feel a little uneasy. Movies and TV have painted a root canal as a painful and invasive procedure that no one wants to have performed. Root canal therapy (the name for a root canal) is a vital part of the treatment process to protect and save a tooth that has suffered root damage.
If you come to us at Hyannis Dental Partners in Hyannis, MA, for root canal therapy, we will do everything we can to save your tooth and prevent extraction. Thanks to modern advancements in dental technology, there’s no reason to fear a root canal anymore. Anesthesia and new ways of treating the root system make the procedure virtually painless. This means you don’t have to be afraid of a root canal and can keep from losing a tooth.
How Does Root Canal Therapy Work?
When you go into the dentist’s office here at Hyannis Dental Partners in Hyannis, MA, for root canal therapy, the dentist will numb the area where they will be working so that you won’t feel any pain.
From there, they will make a small incision in the gum to access the tooth’s root system. Once the root system is exposed, the dentist removes any damaged parts of the roots. Then the dentist goes into the canals of the root system and cleans out any debris or infection. Once the canals are clear, the dentist will seal the canal to prevent further damage or risk of infection. The final part of the process is closing the incision used to access the root system.
If all goes well, the roots will heal, saving the patient’s tooth from needing extraction.