When decay and infection cause damage to the nerve and pulp of a tooth, a root canal treatment is performed. Common symptoms that indicate a possible need for root canal treatment are:
During a root canal, Sharad Pandhi, D.D.S. gently removes your tooth’s damaged tissue and nerves, then carefully cleans and seals the tooth to protect it from bacteria. The procedure may require more than one visit, depending on the severity of the infection and the type of restoration — typically a filling or a crown — that is needed.
You will experience instant pain relief after your root canal treatment. During your root canal recovery, chewing on the affected side of the mouth should be avoided until the filling or final restoration is completed. Your tooth may be sensitive for a couple of days following the procedures. Any discomfort you experience can be easily managed through the use of over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or Tylenol as long as there are no contraindications with other medications. Your oral health routine should continue as usual, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing.
The root canal treatment has a success rate of 95% and can last a lifetime if properly cared for.
Your search for the best restorative dentist in Tucson, AZ, ends here at Smile Perfection. With our world-class services and unparalleled commitment to patient satisfaction, we can assist you in achieving the smile of your dreams.
Request an appointment with Dr. Sharad Pandhi, D.D.S., and take the first step towards a more confident and radiant you.