Root Canal Therapy in Omaha
Root canals are a relatively simple procedure involving one to three office visits. Best of all, having a root canal when necessary can save your tooth and your smile! We know that root canals have a reputation for being scary and painful, but most patients who have had a root canal agree that the procedure is not something to fear. Even still, we have sedation options and do everything we can to make you comfortable and relaxed.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
Signs you may need a root canal include a severe toothache, pain upon chewing or application of pressure, prolonged sensitivity or pain in response to hot and cold temperatures, a dark discoloration of the tooth, and swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums. These symptoms stem from an infection of the pulp at the root of the tooth. The infection can occur if bacteria is present from a cracked tooth or severe decay.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is the process of clearing away the infected area and sealing it back up. First, we remove the infected tissue. Next, the interior of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Finally, the tooth is filled with a dental composite. If your tooth had extensive decay, we may suggest placing a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth from breakage. As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.
The dentists at Today’s Dental have extensive experience in performing root canal therapy. Your comfort is our top priority, but we also take pride in giving our patients a smile they are proud of. Root canal therapy keeps the natural structure of your tooth intact, and your oral health in great shape! Call right away if you are feeling any of the symptoms that you may need a root canal.