Why Treat a Toothache?
Tooth pain is never normal and without treatment increases the risk for harming your oral health. In general, a chronic toothache is a sign that decay or disease is present within the tooth, even if you do not actually see any signs of infection. In fact, if you do notice discoloration or your tooth turns black, this may indicate that your tooth has already died due to decay or infection! Seeking care from our experienced team at the first sign of tooth pain is the best way to ensure your tooth can be preserved and no tooth extraction becomes necessary. Commonly, the solution is root canals that remove infection from inside the tooth. There is no need to worry about having root canals; our root canals relieve your tooth pain, not cause more! We provide Milford root canal care on a regular basis, helping patients restore their oral health through minimally-invasive techniques.
Our Root Canal Treatment Process
Root canals remove the source of pain and infection from inside your tooth. This pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including dental trauma, decay, or gum disease. If bacteria make their way into the dental pulp within your tooth, they will cause infection in the tooth roots, leading to chronic tooth pain. Root canals remove the infected pulp and fill the empty space with a hardening material called gutta-percha. Since the tooth may be weakened by this process, we commonly attach a dental crown to restore the necessary strength and durability to the tooth. With our E4D same-day technology, we have the ability to create these dental crowns on the same day of your root canal so you only need to schedule one visit to our Milford, MA office!
Personalized Care, Optimal Comfort
We do root canals on an almost daily basis and are trained in the latest techniques to ensure your treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible. Through our experienced care and sedation services, many of our patients report completely pain-free root canals! Having completed countless root canal procedures, we understand that each patient presents a unique situation and we are conscientious of your concerns and fears so we can provide the most personalized care. If you are experiencing tooth pain, we encourage you to visit our Milford, MA office as soon as possible! The health of your tooth and your smile depends on it!
Is root canal treatment painful?
You don’t have to fear this procedure. With the help of numbing medicine, patients should feel no pain while a root canal is being performed.
How long does a root canal treatment take?
They usually can be finished in 30-90 minutes depending on the tooth and difficulty.
Do I need a crown after a root canal?
Needing a crown after a root canal depends highly on the location of the tooth in the mouth—teeth towards the back of the mouth like molars and premolars are needed more for chewing, and generally require crowns, where incisors or canines which aren’t needed for chewing don’t always require crowns.
What happens if you don't get a root canal?
If you need a root canal, the infected pulp in the tooth needs to be removed. Typically, a chronic infection begins and the bone around the tooth starts to break down. The tooth is likely to abscess at some point and is usually at greater risk of fracturing.