Root Canals Specialist

Integrity Dental of Greenwich

Dentists located in Greenwich, CT

Men and women who learn they need a root canal often become anxious over the procedure in anticipation. Integrity Dental of Greenwich wants you to know a root canal doesn’t have to be an unpleasant, anxiety-inducing experience. The accomplished dental group at Integrity Dental of Greenwich does root canals on a daily basis in Greenwich, Connecticut. Call or book an appointment online if you’re worried about a root canal treatment.

Root Canals Q & A

Do I need a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that is meant to relieve pain and save your tooth. One of the skilled dentists at Integrity Dental of Greenwich eliminates the bacteria and any dead or dying tissue from inside your tooth if it becomes severely infected. This allows them to protect your tooth and take away your pain.

What leads to an infection in the tooth root?

Tissue inside the roots of your teeth can get infected with bacteria due to injury to the tooth or from decay that remains untreated for too long and reaches the nerve of the tooth.

How can I recognize an infected tooth?

If you don't seek treatment for the infected tooth immediately, you might experience a significant amount of discomfort. You may experience these symptoms when you have an infected tooth:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth soreness when chewing
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Halitosis
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • Painful throbbing in your jaw or mouth
  • Darkening color of the tooth
  • A bump on your gum like a small pimple

What's involved in a root canal?

One of the highly trained dentists at Integrity Dental of Greenwich can usually fix your tooth within one or two visits. You may first need digital X-rays so the dentist can judge the magnitude of damage to the tooth needing a root canal.

At your appointment, one of the dentists at Integrity Dental of Greenwich will numb the area with a local anesthetic. A dental dam is then placed over the tooth to protect it and keep it clean during the procedure. Once your tooth is numb, the dentist creates a tiny opening in your tooth to reach the diseased area within the root.

After this, your dentist removes the infected and damaged nerve using small files and rotary cleaners. Any debris from the area is then rinsed away using a disinfectant. Once all the infected material is removed, your dentist either seals the tooth or puts in a temporary filling to protect your tooth until you come back for a permanent crown.

If you have any signs or symptoms of a dying or infected nerve, call Integrity Dental of Greenwich or schedule a consultation online.