Chronic tooth pain is often a sign that infection is present below the surface of the tooth. Without proper treatment, the infection will continue to fester and increases the risk for spreading to other areas of the mouth and throughout your body. Modern root canal treatment eliminates both this infection and the tooth pain. The goal of root canal treatment is to remove the infection, preserving the natural tooth and keeping it from harm or needing extraction. If you have been experiencing chronic tooth pain, waiting to receive treatment could be harmful to your smile and health! Our modern and safe root canal treatment is either a scheduled appointment or as same-day emergency.
Root canal treatment is a straightforward procedure, and one that our experienced dentist, Dr. Brian Gilbert, has been performing for nearly three decades. Contrary to the stigma, a modern root canal is not painful when performed with sedation, and many patients compare treatment to receiving a simple filling for a cavity. Once the treatment site is fully numbed, we remove infected pulp tissue, clean the pulp chamber, then fill the empty space with gutta-percha, a material that will harden and strengthen the tooth. After the tooth is sealed, we create a custom dental crown while you wait, with our CEREC same-day technology. Our root canal treatments help you find relief from your tooth pain and restore the health and strength to your natural tooth in as little as a single, hour-long appointment.
Root canal treatment provides you with more than relief from your chronic tooth pain. Along with removing infection, a root canal preserves your natural tooth, saving you from needing additional, costlier restorative care to replace an extracted tooth.