Waugh Chapel Dental

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Root canal therapy is a specialized procedure we provide at our practice to save teeth that have been severely damaged or infected. This treatment focuses on removing the infected or inflamed pulp inside the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the inner chamber and then filling and sealing it to prevent further infection. Root canal therapy can relieve pain, save your natural tooth and prevent the need for extraction and replacement.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is often necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue within the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected due to decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, cracks, chips or trauma. Symptoms may include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth and swelling in the gums. The procedure not only relieves these symptoms but also restores the tooth’s function.

The Root Canal Therapy Process

  • Diagnosis: Through examination and X-rays, we determine if root canal therapy is needed.
  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort during the procedure.
  • Pulp Removal: An opening is made in the crown of the tooth to access and remove the infected pulp.
  • Cleaning and Filling: The root canal is cleaned, shaped and disinfected before being filled and sealed with a biocompatible material.
  • Restoration: A crown or filling is often needed after a root canal to restore the tooth to its full function and appearance.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

  • Eliminates pain caused by the infected or inflamed pulp
  • Saves the natural tooth, avoiding extraction and replacement
  • Prevents the spread of infection to neighboring teeth
  • Restores normal biting force and sensation
  • Maintains your natural smile and oral health

Preserve Your Tooth With Root Canal Therapy

If you are experiencing tooth pain or have been told you need a root canal, Dr. Robert Daly and Dr. Poorna Phaltankar are here to help. Root canal therapy has a high success rate and can often be completed in one or two visits. We are committed to making the procedure as comfortable and effective as possible, using the latest techniques and technologies. Call Waugh Chapel Dental today at 410-451-9600 to schedule an appointment with our dentists for root canal therapy in Gambrills, Maryland.

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