Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is a common dental procedure that is performed to save a damaged or infected tooth. At Lakeside Dental Care, our team of experienced dentists and dental staff are highly skilled in providing root canal therapy and are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a treatment used to remove infected or inflamed tissue from inside the tooth. The treatment is typically needed when the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or damaged. The infection or inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors, including tooth decay, a crack in the tooth, or trauma to the tooth.
During a root canal procedure, our dentist will first numb the area around the tooth to be treated with a local anesthetic. Next, a small access hole is made in the top of the tooth to allow the dentist to remove the infected or inflamed tissue from inside the tooth. Once the tissue is removed, the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Then, a filling is placed inside the tooth to seal it and prevent further infection. In some cases, a crown is placed over the tooth to protect it and restore its function.
At Lakeside Dental Care, we have a high success rate when it comes to root canal therapy. Our team of experienced dentists and dental staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients. We use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure optimal results and to minimize discomfort during and after the procedure.
Root Canal Aftercare
After your root canal therapy, it’s essential to take good care of your tooth to ensure the best possible outcome. It’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day and to visit our dental practice regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings. If you have any discomfort or pain, please contact us to schedule an appointment right away.
Root canal therapy can save a damaged or infected tooth and prevent the need for more extensive treatment such as tooth extraction. At Lakeside Dental Care, we pride ourselves on providing personalized care for each and every patient. Our team of experienced dentists and dental staff work together to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your individual needs, ensuring the best possible outcome for your oral health. We encourage you to contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more.