The center of each tooth contains a pulp chamber with nerves that travel down through passages in your tooth roots called ‘canals’. Sometimes the pulp chamber in your tooth can get infected. This infection affects the nerves in your teeth and can cause excruciating tooth pain. If you are suffering from a terrible chronic toothache that won’t go away, it could be a sign that you need root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy, or endodontic therapy, is a procedure that saves teeth when the pulp chamber has been infected. Before root canals were available, infected teeth had to be extracted before the infection spread. With root canal therapy, Dr. Garr can remove the infection from your tooth without extracting your tooth. Your original tooth can be preserved and functioning, even after significant damage. Root canal therapy can fix a chronic tooth ache and allow a patient to feel comfortable working again.
The Root Canal Procedure
- First Dr. Garr will remove all the infection from your tooth and the pulp chamber. He’ll clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth and the root canals.
- Once everything has been removed and disinfected, your dentist will fill the tooth and cap it with a beautiful high quality porcelain crown.
- Sometimes the crowning process can take two appointments and a temporary crown will need to be used until the permanent crown is crafted.
If you are suffering from a severe toothache and want to find relief and comfort, call us at our number now. To find out more about root canal therapy, you can ask us at our office, or schedule an appointment. Dr. Garr would be happy to discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you might have.