Preserving Your Natural Teeth Through Skilled Endodontic Treatment
When damage or decay reaches the inner tooth, the right approach is needed to protect your tooth and keep your smile whole. The skilled dental team of Atwill-Conroy Dental Associates can help. We provide experienced endodontic treatment to help restore your tooth to good health and reduce the need for extraction.
If you or a loved one are suffering tooth pain or other signs of an infection, contact our office today. We’ll do all we can to ensure your smile is healthy and pain-free.
Saving Your Teeth from the Inside Out
Endodontics focus on caring for the soft tissue in the tooth’s inner chamber, known as the pulp. While tooth enamel usually protects this area, an untreated cavity or sudden injury could damage the pulp, leading to infection and severe pain. Without swift and adequate care, the tooth would most likely need to be extracted.
Endodontics provides an alternative by treating the inner chamber itself, most often through root canal therapy (RTC). This procedure may sound unpleasant, but today’s dental advances make RTC highly successful while providing minimal discomfort to the patient. Preserving the tooth with this therapy lets you enjoy good oral health longer, and prevents the need for costly tooth replacement.
Identifying and Treating with Endodontics
Spotting severe tooth decay and quickly addressing it is crucial in trying to preserve the tooth. Contact our office if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Severe or persistent tooth pain
- Sensitivity to pressure or temperature
- Swelling, tenderness or bleeding in the surrounding gums
- An abscess in the gums
It’s also possible for a tooth infection to occur without presenting symptoms, which makes it more important to maintain your regular checkups.
A thorough exam will determine if root canal therapy is needed. During the procedure, a local anesthetic is applied to maximize patient comfort. If you experience dental anxiety, conscious sedation through nitrous oxide is available at our Providence and Smithfield locations.
Once the infected tissue is removed, the tooth is filled and capped with a crown to protect it. The tooth pain disappears shortly after the procedure, and RCT features a short healing time.
Your Care is Our Top Priority
Atwill-Conroy Dental Associates is built on a focus of providing excellent patient care. Our skilled dentists work with people of all ages and will do whatever it takes to help you maintain a healthy smile.
Whether you or a loved one are dealing with tooth pain or simply in need of a regular checkup, contact our office and make an appointment today. We look forward to helping you discover your best smile.