The more that you know about root canal therapy, how it is performed, what to expect, and what outcome it is expected to bring, you’ll feel at ease and relaxed about it. Here at Amesbury Family Dental, we’re committed to gentle, skilled care for all our valued patients.
Tooth infections are no fun. That is something that anyone who has ever experienced one will surely agree about. Pain is often severe. Though it may start off as more mild, don’t be misled. Timely attention is important. You might notice that the pain is most noticeable when you put pressure on the tooth, or you chew food with it. Sensitivity to foods and drinks that are hot or cold is also typical. And gum tenderness and/or tooth discoloration may also be noticed. The purpose of our Merrimac root canal is to remove the infected tissue, and then restore the tooth to its normal state of functioning. The entire procedure, which is non-surgical (no cutting, no stitches) begins by accessing the pulp and nerve, where the infection is. They are at the base of the tooth inside. Getting there requires drilling, but let us assure you that sufficient local anesthesia is used to keep you numb. Most of our patients report back that there was very little discomfort, and very often none at all. After the pulp and nerve are taken out, the canals are then cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. That is all there is to our Merrimac root canal. Once the tooth heals, it will be as strong and viable as any of your other teeth. To restore the portion that was removed through drilling, you’ll be fitted with a dental crown.
Our Merrimac root canal is the solution to save your tooth so it won’t have to be extracted. Reach out to our office. We will book a prompt appointment for you.
Merrimac root canal
Most people cringe when they hear the words “root canal”, associating it with pain and discomfort. However, what was once a painful, invasive procedure is now relatively pain-free, with non-surgical treatments available. Although the basic process and materials are still the same as the standard root canal procedure you may have come to fear, at Amesbury Family Dental, Dr. Greenberg uses advanced instrumentation, irrigation, and filling techniques for your laser-assisted Merrimac root canal.
When you don’t take proper care of your teeth, gums, and mouth, diseases and infections can cause pain and even decay of the teeth. If the decay becomes too advanced, the best treatment option may be root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve or pulp of a tooth is affected by decay or infection, or if there has been significant injury or trauma to the tooth. Symptoms of the infection are generally acute dental pain or sensitivity to hot, cold or percussion. Merrimac root canal therapy, which is laser assisted, can be done in a single visit with less post-operative discomfort and little or need for narcotic pain relievers. The Lasers uses photon induce photoacoustic streaming to cleanse the inside of the root canal system much like a car wash therefore creating less dependency on files. You can rest assured knowing that success for this type of treatment occurs in more than 90% of cases.
Dr. Greenberg has fully committed himself to practicing the fine art of quality dentistry since our practice was founded in 1981. The cornerstones of our practice is painlessness, personal service, and a high quality of care on an individual basis. With our expertise, receiving a Merrimac root canal no longer has to be an uncomfortable, frightening experience. You’ll leave our office smiling, showing off your beautiful, well cared-for teeth!