Titensor Dental can perform root canal therapy, when necessary in their office. Root canal therapy is sometimes necessary when the inside of the tooth has been damaged by injury, decay, or disease.
The term used to describe the natural cavity located in the center of your tooth is "root canal." The cavity contains a soft area – pulp or pulp chamber – and the nerve of the tooth. The nerve detects the sensations of hot and cold. However, if dental conditions require the removal of the nerve, the tooth can still function and maintain good health.
Injury, decay, or disease damages the nerves inside of your tooth. The inside of your tooth houses the pulp or "nerve," and when the pulp becomes exposed, due to a crack, break, or large cavity, the blood vessels and tissues that transport nutrients and waste to and from the tooth become infected and require removal to save the tooth. Past treatments required complete removal of the tooth. Today, modern research, technology, and sedation dentistry make it possible for Titensor Dental to perform a procedure called root canal treatment. Dr. Titensor can retain and restore your tooth for you with minimal discomfort experienced by you. Usually, a root canal involves a single visit to our office.
After your dental exam, Titensor Dental may recommend a root canal much to your surprise because at times, no symptoms occur. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, you may require a root canal.
During a root canal, Dr. Titensor removes the affected nerves and surrounding tissue inside of your tooth. Then, he cleans and seals the interior area. Next, Dr. Titensor fills the tooth with a synthetic dental composite. Finally, he seals the outer surface of your tooth. Most times, Titensor Dental suggests topping the tooth with a dental crown to strengthen and restore your tooth.
The next couple of days after your root canal, your tooth remains sensitive because the procedure irritated the tissue surrounding your tooth. This is true especially if your tooth had infection or pain prior to the root canal. Titensor Dental will suggest anti-inflammatory and pain medications to help you during these days. Even though you may experience slight discomfort, you can resume normal activities the following day.
When you maintain good dental care, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.