By Randolph Family Dentistry
December 26, 2019
Category: Oral Health

Save your natural teeth with the help of a root canal.

Did you know that teeth have the ability to die? It might sound crazy but it’s true. Inside the tooth is a structure made from connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels. This structure is known as a dental pulp and it’s the “feeling” part of the tooth. Unfortunately, everything from physical trauma to severe decay can cause the pulp to die. When this happens, our Randolph, MA, dentists, Dr. Eyad Salloum, Dr. Erin Walsh, and Dr. Matthew Devine, will swoop in to perform a root canal and save the tooth.

What is involved in a root canal?

A root canal won’t just remove the infected pulp, but it will also preserve what’s left of the tooth so that you don’t need a tooth extraction. Furthermore, infected dental pulp can also cause a severe toothache—root canal therapy will remove the source of the pain and provide you with amazing and long-term relief.

There are several steps involved in this minor procedure. Here’s what to expect when you receive a root canal from our Randolph, MA, dentists:

  • The area around the tooth will be numbed with local anesthesia
  • A small opening is made in the crown of the tooth to remove the pulp
  • Once the pulp is removed, we will disinfect the pulp chamber and root canals
  • The canals and chamber are filled with a special material to support the tooth
  • A temporary crown will be placed over the tooth

Once your permanent dental crown has been made, you will come back into the office so that we can replace the temporary crown with its counterpart. Once this new crown is placed, the root canal treatment process is complete!

Concerned? Give us a call

Whether you are experiencing a toothache or you are looking for a dentist in Randolph, MA, who can provide every member of your family with comprehensive dental care, don’t hesitate to turn to the smile experts at Randolph Family Dentistry. Call us today at (781) 963-0860.