Root Canal Therapy – North Grafton, MA
Fast Relief For
There are minor toothaches that can wait a few days to be treated, and then there are others that need attention right NOW. If you’re experiencing severe dental pain, give Theroux Dental Associates a call right away. We can schedule you for a same-day appointment, and with root canal therapy in our North Grafton, MA dental office, we provide the relief you need while saving your tooth in the process. Our experienced team and state-of-the-art dental office allow us to tackle even the worst toothaches with speed and precision.
Why Choose Theroux Dental Associates for Root Canal Therapy?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments
- Calming Sedation Available
- New, State-of-the-Art Dental Office
Reasons for a Root Canal
Each of your teeth contains a small amount of soft tissue called the pulp, which is made up of various blood vessels and a delicate nerve. If bacteria are able to reach this pulp, it can cause an infection, and quite the toothache. The only way to fix this problem is with a root canal. This kind of issue often results from a cavity going untreated for a long time, or an accident creates a crack in the enamel that exposes the pulp.
The Root Canal Procedure
Once we have confirmed that you have a pulp infection, the root canal process will involve a few basic steps:
- First, we’ll numb the tooth and the surrounding area.
- A small hole will be placed in the enamel.
- Through it, the infected pulp will be removed.
- The interior of the tooth will be cleaned and sanitized.
- The tooth will then be closed with a filling.
A patient should experience immediate relief after a root canal. This procedure can make a tooth slightly weaker, so to prevent any cracking, we may recommend topping the tooth with a crown, which will be placed at a follow-up appointment.