At SunBrite Dental, our cosmetic dentists can evaluate the tooth and determine if it was caused by cavities if it’s a split tooth or root and the nerve is in danger.
Usually, if the nerve is damaged, it will require a root canal. If the root cannot be saved, there will be new construction.
Why is Root Canal needed?
A root canal is needed when damage occurs to a tooth’s pulp. This can happen due to injury or due to severe tooth decay. A root canal is often a dreaded procedure but this can be an alternative to a tooth extraction and can be a very effective way to eliminate tooth pain. While root canals can take two or more appointments, your SunBrite Dental dentist will work to make each appointment as comfortable as possible for you; we strongly believe in practicing gentle dentistry. The extent of the procedure and effectiveness will depend on how extensive the tooth damage is. During the root canal treatment, the area is assessed and then the damaged and / or dead pulp is removed and the area is then sealed.
What is needed after a Root Canal?
After a root canal, you should consider having a porcelain crown put over the tooth as this will help prevent tooth breakage. This is especially helpful if extensive restoration was done, leaving a thin shell of a tooth. If pain, swelling, and other problems occur after root canal treatment, you may need to meet with your dentist again to determine whether or not further work needs to be done.
No one really wants to have a root canal but when you need one, you want it done right. SunBrite Dental offers quality dental services (family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry) and has an extensive history in performing root canals. We are highly accredited dental professionals who place a priority on quality and patient comfort. Our SunBrite Dental testimonials speak volumes about our commitment to putting patient care first.