Root canal treatment is a handy treatment our dentist at Morrison Dental Group here in Hampton, and Hampton Roads, VA, proudly offers. It is a great way to restore the oral health when a tooth is severely damaged, whether it’s from decay, oral injury or more. To help you know more about this treatment, our dentist is happy to give you some facts. Those facts are:
– Root canal treatment involves removing the infected or damaged internal structures of the tooth, like the tooth pulp and nerve, as well as filling the tooth with a special dental material and supporting the tooth with a dental restoration, like a dental filling or dental crown.
– Root canal treatment does not typically cause any pain or discomfort. This is because a local anesthetic is used to numb the teeth, gums and mouth.
– Root canal treatment might involve some tooth sensitivity following the appointment, but it should go away within three to five days. Your dentist might provide medication to help you properly recover.
– Root canal treatment can help you efficiently chew, have a normal biting force and sensation with the tooth, have a natural appearance, and protect the surrounding teeth.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about root canal treatment in Hampton, and Hampton Roads, VA, please contact our dental team when you get the chance. We are more than happy to give you the answers and information you need. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!