When a tooth becomes infected, a root canal is necessary to prevent serious issues such as significant pain and eventual tooth loss. The goal of a root canal is to remove infection and bacteria from the tooth, which is accomplished by inserting surgical files and gently scraping the tooth’s internal structure.
As unpleasant as this may sound, a root canal is no more uncomfortable than a dental filling. However, if you are concerned or anxious about your procedure, Dr. DePaola would be happy to discuss your sedation dentistry options.
Dr. DePaola utilizes rotary endodontics to perform root canals. This technique uses a hand-held electric file to gently clean the inside of an infected tooth. Because the tool is electric, there is no need to drill an access hole prior to your procedure. This can decrease the total time it takes to effectively clean your tooth and may increase comfort for those who are made anxious by the sounds of dental drills.
Once your tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, Dr. DePaola will cover it with a dental crown. This will serve the dual purpose of protecting your tooth and restoring strength to your bite.
To learn more about the advanced root canal technique offered by Hoboken dentist Dr. Frank DePaola, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place today to schedule an initial consultation.