Root Canal treatments (Endodontics)
Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. A root canal treatment is a common procedure that can relieve dental pain and save your teeth.
If you notice pain or sensitivity in a tooth, call us and schedule an appointment to see if root canal treatment can help.
Providing Axiety Free Root Canal Treatment
As distressing as that may sound to patients in Cape Coral area, they can be assured that Dr. Meghann Lussier - Endodontist at Elite Coral Dentistry is ready to perform comfortable procedures using excellent anesthesia techniques that keep anxiety away from the dentist chair!
Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
If you have a very deep cavity or a tooth infection, a root canal treatment may be necessary. Your tooth can become infected because of decay or damage that reaches the pulp, which is the blood vessels and nerves inside the tooth.
Root canal therapy may be necessary if you have some or all of these symptoms:
Swelling in the gums near tooth pain
Pimples on the gums that are recurring
Severe tooth pain while eating
Sensitivity to cold or hot food and beverages, even after eating
When possible, a root canal treatment is preferable to an extraction as it allows you to maintain your tooth.
After the root canal treatment is complete, a crown is commonly needed to protect the root canal treated tooth. Your dentist discuss your specific situation with you.