Root Canal

Better Your Health with Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is the way to fix the discomfort and damage that a ruined pulp can cause. The pulp of the tooth contains all of the nerves and soft tissues. It is located both in the center of the tooth and the root canals inside of the root of each tooth. Physical damage or deep decay can disrupt the pulp. Normally, the pulp nourishes and does good for the tooth, but if the pulp becomes damaged, it hurts you more than it helps you. Root canal treatment will allow you to retain your natural tooth while ridding yourself of all of the pain and discomfort it may be causing.

If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you should see Dr. Faltine to determine whether or not root canal treatment could help:

  • Pain when you bite down on or touch the tooth
  • Sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Swelling around the area
  • Discoloration or dullness of the tooth

You should enjoy a life free from the pain of a damaged tooth. Dr. Faltine can diagnose and treat your problem right away. During a root canal treatment, the tooth will be numbed. Dr. Faltine will remove the diseased pulp and clean out the tooth and root canals. He will fill the tooth with a rubbery material, and then seal it with a dental filling or crown. These steps work to fortify the tooth against future damage and to restore its natural function. Soon after your root canal treatment, you will be able to bite down and chew just like you should always be able to–without any pain.

Root canal treatment saves around 24 million teeth in the US every single year. The reparations that a root canal makes often last a lifetime. If you are experiencing discomfort and are ready for relief, give us a call at MiraBella Smiles today.