Root canal treatment is one of the most feared dental procedures. People are usually nervous about their first root canal treatment because of the procedure having a reputation for being long and complicated. Patients who understand why the treatment is necessary and what’s going to happen during the procedure are usually much calmer and less fearful about root canal treatment.
The human tooth has a pulp chamber or root canals beneath the outer enamel and inner dentin layers which contains connective tissues, blood vessels, and nerves. If you have deep tooth decay or gum disease, it can cause inflammation of the pulp chamber, which can lead to pain in that particular tooth as well as other surrounding areas.
In such instances, root canal treatment is absolutely necessary to eliminate the source of pain and infection.
Root canal treatment is the procedure during which the diseased and infected pulp is removed from your tooth by your dentist or endodontist, and replaced with a safe material. Most root canal procedures can be completed in one appointment. Some may require two to three appointments to ensure all the infection is removed and to place or repair the crown, if needed.
The general treatment process is as follows; it may slightly differ based on your dentist:
Should you have any questions about root canal treatment or to book a consultation, call Dr. Pat Crawford DDS now at (262) 649-9436 or stop by the office at 7851 Cooper Rd, Kenosha, WI 53142.