Root canal therapy can play an important role in maintaining your natural smile and avoiding the more complex issues associated with tooth loss. Worcester dentists Dr. Robert Gauthier and Dr. Meaghan Murray will support the decision to save a natural tooth through root canal therapy whenever possible.
Although most patients cringe at the thought of a root canal, it is often no more uncomfortable than a dental filling.
Root Canals: What To Expect
Our dentists and staff will ensure your comfort during the procedure, using a local anesthetic to numb the area to be treated. For most patients, the removal of the infected area of the tooth brings relief from the tooth pain they may have been experiencing.
The procedure is typically completed during a single visit to Russell Street Dental Associates. A root canal involves removing the diseased tissue inside of the tooth called “pulp”, cleaning it out and filling it with a biocompatible material. The tooth is then resealed to prevent future infection and in many cases restored with a dental crown.