A root canal is needed when the nerve of a tooth becomes damaged through decay of the tooth or a fracture of the tooth. To save the tooth, the living issue that is infected is removed and the space is filled with a special medicated dental material that restores the tooth. Having a root canal is a choice, and typically the best option to
save a tooth that otherwise will die and then need to be removed. Most patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.
A root canal treatment is very successful and typically lasts a lifetime. The best part is that
a root canal treatment can be done is a single short visit.
Signs and symptoms for a possible root canal:
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe toothache pain
- Sometimes no symptoms are present
- Swelling and/or tenderness
If you’ve put off getting a root canal for fear of pain or a lengthy procedure, we would like to talk to you about the advances in dental technology that have made such worries a thing of the past.
Thanks to new tools and more specialized anesthesia, you can be in and out of the dental chair in an hour or less, with almost no pain during or after the procedure.Our Syracuse dentist, Dr. Sayed has performed hundreds of root canals in his two decades of dental work, and is more than happy to answer any questions you have about the procedure.
Painful root canals are a thing of the past:
- One short visit
- Just an hour of work
- Pain free procedure
- The latest technology
- A happy new smile!
Contact Cicero Family Dental Care today at 315-699-3305 to schedule
your initial consultation, or to learn more about the root canal procedure.