Root Canals | Springfield MA
A root canal is a minimally invasive dental surgery to treat a tooth infection. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp. If left without treatment, a “pus-pocket” called an abscess may form. An abscess may cause the pulp tissue to die. Pain and swelling can result when the infected pulp is not removed. Without treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.
Dr. David Peck can usually complete your root canal and CerecÂ® restoration in one visit. We will remove the diseased pulp; then the pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are cleaned and sealed. We use state-of-the-art technology, which allows us to complete the root canal in one visit.
After the tooth has been sealed, we will then place a crown on the tooth to strengthen the remaining structure. Then, as long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!
Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.