Root Canals in New Britain, CT

Root Canals in New Britain, CT

Everyone longs for a beautiful smile, which is why keeping your teeth healthy should be a main priority. Often times, teeth become damaged due to tooth decay and infections. At Family Dentistry of Central Connecticut we can preserve your oral health and keep your teeth in the best shape possible. The main focus of endodontics is to keep your teeth healthy.

Endodontists can provide treatment for several dental issues, but they often remove inflamed tissues or infections from the root canals of teeth. This procedure, known as root canal therapy, is commonly used to save teeth from being extracted and to prevent infections from spreading. If your tooth is lost, you will need to replace it with a prosthetic in order to preserve your jawbone and keep your smile beautiful.

Saving Teeth
At Family Dentistry of Central Connecticut, we strive to save as many of your teeth as possible with our advanced dental treatments and procedures. Patients often believe that a tooth will be removed when a root canal is performed.

However, this is not the case. A root canal is performed to save the tooth. Our ultimate goal is to keep your smile natural and healthy, and to reduce the risk of oral health issues that may develop due to lost teeth or poor oral health.

Root Canal Treatment
It is common for patients to be fearful of root canal treatment. However, root canal treatment is a very common endodontic procedure that is performed millions of times annually. When a tooth infection reaches the inner pulp or if a cavity goes untreated for too long, a root canal is often needed. The pulp is the soft tissue inside each tooth that houses all of the nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues.

During root canals, your endodontist or dentist will drill into the affected tooth. But instead of adding a filling, a special tool is used to remove the pulp. Once the diseased tissue is removed, the space is packed with filling material. Without treatment, pulp infection can lead to decay, bone damage, pain, swelling, and tooth loss.

Post-Treatment at Family Dentistry of Central Connecticut
After root canal therapy, it is important to cap or place a crown over the treated tooth. A crown will add strength and stability to the weakened tooth structure. Without the proper restoration, the tooth may become re-infected. In that case, the procedure will need to be repeated.

Many patients believe that root canals are painful. But, that is no longer true. Modern dental technology has taken the pain out of endodontic treatments. Anesthesia will help numb the affected area and reduce any chance of discomfort, and modern-day equipment and techniques make the process simpler than ever. Also, any sensitive post-treatment can be handled easily with OTC pain relievers.

To minimize the likelihood of developing a pulp infection, Dr. Drozdowski Maule recommends that you brush twice per day and floss at least once per day. It is extremely important to visit the dentist every six months for regular cleanings and checkups.

How Often Should I See My Dentist?
Many patients spend less time at the dentist than they should. This often results in the need for more invasive dental treatments, which can be costly and time-consuming. To avoid this, it is recommended that patients visit their dentist at least twice a year. By doing so, you can get preventative dental care and keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Our dental team provides amazing care for patients in need of endodontic treatment for their oral issues. You can call our office today to schedule an appointment with a member of our team and get an assessment of your oral health.

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