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Root Canal Treatment in Hammond

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure which basically gets the patient out of pain.  The tooth either has the infection, a large cavity into the nerve, and/or is causing the patient severe pain.  In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue and nerve inside the tooth), bacteria, and decay are removed and the remaining space within the canals is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its normal function.  Once the procedure is done, there is no pain to the tooth anymore.

A root canal is a very successful procedure that can save a tooth.

POSSIBLE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS THAT REQUIRE A ROOT CANAL:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold.
  • Severe toothache pain.
  • An abscess (or a pimple) on the gums.
  • Sometimes no symptoms are present.

REASONS FOR ROOT CANAL THERAPY:

  • Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the tissue inside the tooth).
  • The infection has developed inside the tooth or at the tip of the root.
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth.

If symptoms indicate the need for a root canal, Hammond residents can count on the team at Advanced Dental Concepts to deliver this procedure and more. Our general dentist in Hammond offers a $19 emergency consultation. Just call our office today to schedule an appointment to find out if a root canal can help in your situation.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Here at our dental facility in Hammond, Louisiana, we always want our patients to be aware and well-educated before each treatment

  • Anesthesia – our dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the tooth and the surrounding area. The anesthesia provides you with a painless procedure.  Once the area is completely numb, the treatment can begin.
  • Drilling – after your tooth is fully numb, your dentist will use the drill to remove the top layer of the infected tooth and then special instruments called files will be used to clean out the pulp tissue from the canals. The dentist will irrigate the chamber inside your tooth to wash away remaining debris and apply an antiseptic.  Again, you won’t feel any pain during this process.
  • Fillings – once everything is cleaned up, your dentist will start applying the filler material and then he/she will seal the entrance to the tooth.

Once the root canal is complete, you should wait for the numbness to go away before you eat.  You will be given antibiotics to prevent any more infections and it is very likely that you will be recommended for a dental crown treatment after.

A tooth abscess is one of the most common reasons patients walk into our office for a root canal treatment.  Often times when a tooth is infected, pus swells up around the gums and tooth which can greatly endanger a person’s health and even life. When the pus isn’t removed immediately, it will swell up and can make its way to other areas located near the gums, teeth, jaw, and sinus. It’s very important to get a root canal by our dentist as soon as possible if you suffer from any of the signs and symptoms listed earlier.

We understand that immediate dental care is needed for this kind of situation; we don’t delay our care for our patients because we know that it will cost them their health.

ADVANCED DENTAL CONCEPTS UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF TEETH CARE

Whether you want to show off those pearly whites with our teeth whitening treatment or bring your family for a monthly check-up, Advanced Dental Concepts is always ready to assist you.

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If you're looking for a quality dental practice in Hammond, you will find that the team at Advanced Dental Concepts delivers expertise every step of the way while keeping your budget in mind. Though we do not accept Medicaid, we do offer Financing Options...