Number of Visits: 12 - 15 visits
Completion Time: 1 - 2 years
Recovery Period: None
Nobody wants a root canal, but at Diestel & Partners
, we have two dentists
who are root canal masters. They have years of advanced training to provide the best service and quality of care, using the latest in state-of-the-art technology.
When A Root Canal is Needed
A root canal is needed when an infection has affected the pulp of the tooth. If you have any of the following symptoms, it may indicate the need for a root canal:
- A severe toothache
- Temperature sensitivity in the tooth
- Swollen gums around the tooth
- Darkening of the tooth
The procedure consists of opening the tooth to remove any abscess and infection, then filling the tooth. We use a surgical microscope to show all the cracks and fractures, so we can clean them properly. This cutting-edge technology allows us to provide the best root canal treatments possible. We’ll even show you the inside of your tooth on the TV, so you can see what’s going on.
You’ll be thoroughly numbed before the procedure starts, and we’ll make sure you stay completely comfortable during the process. We have various sedation options, including happy gas, and we always take the time to help alleviate any nervousness you may have. We want you to feel in control of the process, and if you need to take a break, just let us know!
After a root canal treatment on the back teeth, we generally recommend placing a crown
over the tooth to protect it from breaking. This is not typically needed for front teeth.