Single-Visit Endodontic Treatment in Ashton, MD
The purpose of root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is to repair and save an infected or damaged tooth. In this procedure, the dentist will remove the nerve and the pulp, sterilize, and clean the inside of the tooth, and then seal the tooth. If left untreated, the tooth could become damaged. We’re here to make sure your smile stays healthy.
If you’re experiencing sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, notice pimples on your gums, or a tooth gets cracked or chipped, it may be time to schedule an appointment. Your dentist will examine your teeth, evaluate your symptoms, and determine the severity of the issue and any treatment needed.
What Happens During a Root Canal Procedure?
A root canal procedure is similar to a dental filling procedure and can typically be completed in one appointment. First, you will receive local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding area. The dentist will place a rubber sheet around the tooth to keep it dry during the procedure and will then remove the infected or decayed pulp and replace it.
Questions About Root Canals? Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you have questions about root canals and endodontic treatment, contact Ashton Family Dentistry and Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment.