3 Myths About Root Canals

3 Myths About Root Canals

If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, a root canal is often the best way to save it. After thoroughly numbing the tooth, we will create a small opening from the crown down into the root chamber. After carefully cleaning out all damaged or infected tissue, we will then use a biocompatible material to seal the canals and a temporary filling will be placed. Then your family dentist will fit you with a temporary crown to wear while your final crown is created.
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illustration of the inside of a tooth and gums

3 Signs You Need a Root Canal

Many people are afraid of root canals, yet this common procedure has been rendered virtually pain-free through modern dental techniques. In a root canal, the tooth roots and pulp are thoroughly cleaned, and the root chambers are sealed with a material that is biocompatible. If needed, a post may be inserted to support a crown, and restorative material may be used to supplement the remaining tooth structure. Root canals can save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Endodontic services are needed when a tooth can be saved.
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Tooth Extraction

What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction

At Lindemann Root Canal Specialists, we try hard to save teeth. Sometimes, though, an extraction is inevitable. The tooth may be too badly damaged or decayed to save, it may be impacted, or it might need to come out due to overcrowding in the mouth. Regardless of the reason for extraction, many people fear this common procedure. Modern techniques, though, have rendered tooth extraction relatively pain-free. Here is what to expect.
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