What are the top benefits of a root canal?
- Stops infection from spreading to other teeth
- Achieves an aesthetically pleasing result
- Helps preserve dental function
- Prevents jawbone disintegration
- Promotes overall oral health
What can I expect from my treatment?
After your initial exam and x-rays, Dr. Rink’s priority is to make you comfortable. He offers several options to keep anxious patients relaxed, including oral sedation and nitrous oxide. Many root canal patients are comfortable with just a numbing solution, reporting little to no pain during the procedure. Dr. Rink has years of experience performing successful root canal therapy, and his patients are in capable hands.
The first step in the process is the removal of infected pulp from within the tooth and its roots, as well as any decay in the outer portion of the tooth. The emptied pulp chamber is sterilized and subsequently filled with a biologically inert substance before it is sealed to prevent further infection. In many cases, a dental crown completes the process, restoring full strength and function to the weakened tooth. Once your dental crown is in place, you can go home and begin your root canal recovery.