Hamburg Lexington Root Canals Can Help You Feel Better in One Visit
Many people think that root canals will cause you more pain. The opposite is actually true. A root canal procedure from Beaumont Family Dentistry in Hamburg Lexington will help you feel like yourself again. Our experienced team will use their skills with this treatment to:Doctor Katie Bowen on root canals Read Transcript
Everyone hates the term “root canal.” And I hesitate saying it to patients right off the bat because you know it's just gonna give them a pit in the stomach. But it really has changed a lot over the years. It's not like all these horror stories you used to hear. Basically with a root canal, we get you really nice and numb. We have rotary instruments now to be able to finish the procedure in one appointment. It's painless. We are in and out as quick as we can. And the patients are very comfortable. And they leave with a restored tooth, whereas in the past, it may have taken multiple appointments, and long appointments, and it wasn't always anyone's favorite thing. But they really have come a long way. And it's interesting – a lot of patients now will tell me when we're done that, “Wow, that's so much better than it was 20 years ago when I had that done.” Or if it's their first, they'll say, “Well, I don't understand what the big fuss is about. That was fine.” So it's fun to hear people say that and that they had a good experience with a root canal, that it was easy.
- Save your damaged tooth from extraction in most cases.
- Put an end to your nagging toothache.
- Prepare your tooth for a long-lasting restoration.
- Protect your teeth and gums from painful, costly damage.
Stop Your Pain & Repair Your Damaged Tooth
When you come to us for help, we’ll go to work to make sure you can smile comfortably again! Our office features an assortment of advanced dental tools, including intraoral cameras, a CT scanner, digital X-rays, and the CEREC system that uses CAD/CAM technology. Your dentist will examine your mouth and take digital images to determine if root canal therapy is needed.
We often recommend root canal treatment when the inner chamber of a patient’s tooth (the pulp) has become infected. The infection can result from an untreated cavity that has spread and reached the pulp, or from an injury that has left the tooth susceptible to bacteria. Either way, a root canal is usually needed to repair the tooth and stop the pain.
Our dentist will make a small hole in the top of the diseased tooth, then use modern tools to clean out the infected pulp. After sanitizing the inside of the tooth and shaping the canals where the roots were, we’ll fill the area with a rubber-like material to prevent reinfection. We’ll then use a natural-colored composite resin to fill the hole in the top of the tooth.
We recommend restoring a repaired tooth with a CEREC crown – made right in our office while you wait! The crown will strengthen the tooth and help prevent any future problems. Your restored tooth will look and function as well as it did before.