Endodontic Dental Services
Most people are terrified at the thought of a root canal. Most of the time, we associate root canals with extreme pain and discomfort. However, Dr. Jarwa is a well-trained dentist and will make your root canal procedure as painless as possible, so you have nothing to be afraid of!
Our preventive services include:
Adult root canal therapy
When teeth become damaged due to deep decay, chips, or trauma, the tooth may be in jeopardy. When these things happen to your tooth, harmful bacteria may be able to enter the root and cause an abscess, or infection of the bone. An infection due to this kind of damage can greatly threaten your health.
You don’t want to risk losing your tooth, and a root canal can prevent this from happening.
A root canal is a reparative procedure that prevents decay from damaging the pulp and nerves at the center of the tooth.
The steps of a root canal procedure:
-The patient’s tooth is completely numbed.
-The pulp and nerve of the tooth are removed.
-The inside of the tooth is both cleaned and sealed.
-A special filling is placed inside the tooth to help repair the tooth’s core.
-A temporary tooth-colored crown is placed on top of the tooth until a new one is created.
Pulpotomy (Child Root Canal)
The progress of decay can reach the nerve/pulp of the baby tooth and cause pain. In order to relieve the pain, we need to remove the nerve from the nerve chamber of the particular tooth. This is similar to an adult root canal, but does not take as long since only the pulp has to be removed. The other difference is that here, no filling is placed in the canal for a child’s tooth.
The procedure works well to relieve your child of the pain that caused the problem. Moreover, pulpotomy prevents further deterioration of the tooth and allows it to develop fully until it falls out. However, there is a chance that the damage to the nerve is beyond repair and the whole tooth might have to be extracted.
If the tooth does have to be removed, the placement of a space maintainer would likely be needed since it is important to maintain the space that the removed tooth had occupied. Saving the baby tooth is a better option, which can be done only through pulpotomy if the decay has reached the nerve.