If you are suffering from a large crack in your tooth, a cavity, severe oral pain, or a dental abscess, our Wasilla dentists might recommend gentle root canal therapy to help save the tooth. At Alaska Center for Dentistry, your comfort is always our top priority. That's why we offer several sedation dentistry options to help you relax during root canal therapy.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures, performed well over 14 million times each year in the United States alone. This treatment is designed to help save your natural teeth and to keep you from needing dental implants or bridges.
During root canal therapy, our doctors removes the living tissue inside your tooth, including the nerves, and excises any bacteria or decay. After this step is completed, we will clean out the chamber, treat it with a medicated material, and then fill it.
This treatment is designed to restore the previously damaged tooth to its full function, and usually lasts a lifetime. Once your root canal therapy is completed, our doctors will fit you with a crown to protect the area.
Do I Need A Root Canal?
Dr. Sage Jr., Dr. Oudin, or Dr. Self may recommend root canal treatment if you’re experiencing:
- Swelling and tenderness of your gums
- Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
- An abscess on your gums
- Sharp pain when biting down or chewing
These signs can indicate that decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, resulting in infection or an abscess inside the tooth or at the root.
Schedule Your Consultation With Alaska Center for Dentistry Today
Dental abscesses, cracked teeth, and large cavities cannot heal themselves. If you’re experiencing dental pain, schedule an appointment at our Wasilla office as soon as possible.
Our top-rated dental team is here to answer all of your questions and determine if root canal therapy is right for you!