Root Canal Treatment in Wolcott, CT

If you need a root canal in Wolcott, you can count on gentle care from our professionals at Dental Health Associates. This is a safe, routine procedure that is designed to not only save your tooth, but also avoid potential bone loss and the need for oral surgery. The root canal cost is less than the price of extracting and then replacing a tooth. We use the latest endodontic techniques to save your natural tooth whenever possible.

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When is root canal treatment necessary?

The root canal is in the pulp chamber of the tooth. It is filled with nerves, blood vessels and soft tissue. When decay makes its way past the hard outer layer of the tooth, then the sensitive nerves and tissue inside the tooth become infected. A root canal is necessary to remove the infection and provide tooth pain relief.

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How do I know if I have an infected root canal?

Root canal symptoms are characterized by varied types of tooth pain. You may feel discomfort when you bite down or experience sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweets. Sometimes you’ll feel a dull ache or a sharp pain in the tooth. Other symptoms include gum pain, swollen lymph nodes or a foul taste in your mouth. Tooth infection will not go away on its own so don’t let fear of a root canal keep you from visiting Dental Health Associates.

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Is a root canal procedure painful?

Contrary to popular opinion, a root canal is not a painful procedure. It’s very similar to getting a cavity filled. If you are experiencing root canal pain then you’ll be happy to have root canal therapy. Our dentist will thoroughly numb the area before beginning so you’ll remain comfortable throughout the procedure.

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What does root canal therapy involve?

A small opening is created in the crown of the tooth and the infection is removed. The root canal is cleaned out and the area is flushed with a medicated substance to protect against further infection. The area is then filled with a biocompatible material and the opening in the crown of the tooth is sealed up with a composite filling. We may recommend a dental crown if the tooth is too weak for a filling. In either case, the natural tooth is saved and retains its function.

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