Root Canal Treatment in Omaha

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Root Canal

Everything You Need to Know About Root Canals

You’ve likely heard of this popular and effective procedure, but do you know what goes into a root canal treatment and why it might be prescribed by your dentist? Root canal therapy is used to treat injured, damaged, or infected teeth without the need for full extraction. During a root canal, your dentist or endodontist will remove the soft center of your tooth, known as the pulp. Removal of the damaged or infected pulp allows your dentist to carefully clean and disinfect your tooth, preventing reinfection. The tooth is then filled and sealed, and your smile is restored; pain-free and no extractions needed.

How Do You Know if You Need a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy (RCT) is prescribed to address injured or damaged pulp. You may need a root canal to treat issues caused by:

  • Decay related to an untreated cavity
  • A cracked or chipped tooth due to injury
  • Multiple dental procedures on the same tooth

When you’re familiar with the signs and symptoms of dental issues, you’re better able to get the care you need when you need it. Some of the symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal are:

  • Pain when chewing or biting food
  • Swelling, heat, or tenderness in the gums
  • Pain that prevents or interrupts sleeping
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverage
  • Decay or darkening of the gums
  • chipped or cracked tooth
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What Can You Expect During a Root Canal?

Your dentist will evaluate your symptons and the tooth to determine whether it can be treated in-office or needs to be referred to an endodontist. Either your dentist or the specialist will first apply a sufficient amount of numbing medicine to the gum area surrounding your affected tooth. Once your tooth is numb, a small opening will be made in the top of the tooth, allowing your dentist to access the infected or damaged pulp. The pulp is then removed, and the canals within your tooth are carefully cleaned and disinfected. After applying a topical antibiotic, your dentist will fill and seal your tooth.

What Does Recovery and After-Care Entail?

Following your procedure, you may feel some numbness around the affected tooth and gums for about 2-4 hours. Once the numbness wears off, some soreness and swelling may occur, which can be treated by over-the-counter pain medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Your dentist may also prescribe an oral antibiotic. Most people feel well enough to return to work or school following their procedure. In a few days, you will follow up with your dentist for X-rays to ensure that the infection has been treated successfully, and a permanent crown or filling will be placed over the tooth, restoring it back to its normal appearance and function.

Why Today’s Dental Is the Place to Go for Root Canal Therapy in Omaha

If you’re looking for a dentist in Omaha, Today’s Dental is here for you. Our patients benefit from our dedication to cutting-edge dental treatments and procedures that restore your oral health and keep your smile bright and shining. We can accurately assess your oral health and provide you with a clear and transparent explanation of your treatment options and pricing, putting you in the driver’s seat for your health and wellness. Contact us today to get started.

“I needed an endodontist and one that was in-network for my insurance. When I found Dr. Beeson at Today’s Dental, I called my dentist. My dentist did say that he felt that Dr. Beeson would be a good choice. I will say that I absolutely hate having dental work done and having this root canal was probably at the bottom of my list. That being said, Dr. Beeson made me feel comfortable and at the end of the procedure even took the time to show me x-rays of the completed work and explained very clearly what he was doing and why. It was nice that he took the time to explain the procedure and to show me on the x-rays exactly what he was talking about. I hope to never need another root canal but if I do I know where I will go. Thank you, Dr. Beeson and Today’s Dental.”

Sean F.

“Everyone was very friendly and kind! I was very anxious, and they were very caring and did everything they could to help me relax and feel comfortable! They gave me several different treatment options and allowed me to decide which route I wanted to take for my dental care! I will most definitely be returning for any future care/needs necessary!”

Stacey Z.

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