Root canal in Lockport
There's no reason to fear root canals, because at the office of Dennis Block, we make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during the process. Advancements in technique and equipment had led to a procedure that has very little or even no pain at all, as well as a high rate of success. With proper follow-up care, there is every reason to expect our root canal in Lockport
to result in a tooth that will be as strong and long-lasting as any of your others.
When your tooth's pulp sustains damage and typically an infection, there are only two ways of dealing with it. The tooth could be extracted, but that would leave you with empty space that is cosmetically unappealing, allows your other teeth to shift and cause discomfort, and is a detriment to your chewing and efficient digestion. Replacing that tooth can be time-consuming and expensive. That's why our root canal in Lockport is the best method of treatment. The injured pulp and nerve are removed, the canals are cleaned and disinfected, and then sealed. Of course, you will be given local anesthesia beforehand. The procedure can sometimes take more than one session. If so, you will be fitted with a temporary crown to protect the tooth. Part of your follow-up care is the placement of a permanent crown after the tooth has fully healed. In order to maintain the results, you should brush and floss regularly to keep the area clean, so as to avoid the chance of a secondary infection. Although unlikely, if you notice any pain that lasts for more than a few days, visible swelling, a feeling that your bite is uneven, or the recurrence of any symptoms you felt before you have our root canal in Lockport
, reach out to us right away.
Pain is never normal and you should never have to put up with it for any longer than necessary. Contact us to make an appointment.
By Patient Friendly Dental
October 20, 2017