Buffalo Root Canal Specialist
Removing the Discomfort That Comes from Damaged Teeth
Roughly 14 million people undergo root canals each year, making this procedure one of the most common types of dental treatments. That being said, many people today still put off necessary root canals because of the fear of discomfort. The truth is the discomfort from a diseased or damaged tooth is much worse than anything that occurs at our dental office. Dr. McCann will ensure your root canal is experienced with little to no discomfort.
The first step is to have Buffalo Root Canal Specialist, Dr. Aaron McCann perform a thorough examination. Dr. McCann will assess the tooth damage and provide you with all available treatment options.
Then, we work with you to minimize out-of-pocket costs and maximize results. In other words, from start to finish, we are there for you.
A damaged tooth, with even a hairline crack, often allows bacteria to penetrate the pulp and infect the nerve of the tooth. So, almost any damaged tooth requires some form of advanced therapy to ensure tooth health.
Once infection sets in, many patients experience severe sensitivity to extreme temperature. There may also be persistent swelling around the gum line.
However, in other cases, the damage is not readily visible, and only a digital X-ray reveals the true nature and extent of the damage to a tooth.
If left untreated, a damaged tooth can cause major complications. Initially, the swelling spreads to other areas of the mouth, and eventually to the face and neck. Shortly thereafter, as the infection worsens, bone loss starts to set in around the nerve. In many cases, the resulting drainage seeps into the skin.
What Happens During a Root Canal Treatment?
When working with our Buffalo Root Canal Specialists, a root canal typically requires only one office visit. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. MCann will gently numb the area. Many patients describe the mild discomfort associated with this to that of a regular filling.
After clearing out bacteria and other debris, our root canal specialist seals the tooth to prevent further damage or decay.
The inside of the tooth is sealed as well, to further fortify the area.
If further work is needed, such as cosmetic restoration, these procedures can be performed as well.
After a Root Canal
Many patients are amazed at the night-and-day difference between a damaged and a healthy tooth. The discomfort patients lived with before their root canal procedure dissipates almost immediately.
In those first few days after the procedure, over-the-counter pain relievers are normally more than enough to relieve any lingering discomfort. It is also a good idea to chew on the other side of one’s mouth in those first 72 to 96 hours.
Dr McCann has a very high success rate with root canal procedures. Most patients are able to resume normal activities right away.
We’re Here For You
Your health and satisfaction are our top priority. We are looking forward to helping you. Please contact our Buffalo Dental Office to schedule your root canal appointment.