No one really wants to have a root canal but when you need one, you want it done right. We at Cross Dental offer quality dental services performing root canals. The Cross Dental performs procedures in a spa-like setting, helping you be as comfortable as possible. We are highly accredited dental professionals who place a priority on quality and patient comfort. All root canals are done with rotary Endodontic Equipment. Our testimonials speak volumes about our commitment to putting patient care first.
Why is a root Canal Needed ?
A root canal is needed when damage occurs to a tooth’s pulp. This can happen due to injury or due to severe tooth decay. A root canalis often a dreaded procedure but this can be an alternative to a tooth extraction and can be a very effective way to eliminate tooth pain. While root canals can take two or more appointments, your Cross Dental dentist will work to make each appointment as comfortable as possible for you; we strongly believe in practicing gentle dentistry.
The extent of the procedure and effectiveness will depend on how extensive the tooth damage is. During the root canal treatment, the area is assessed and then the damaged and / or dead pulp is removed and the area is then sealed.
How long / how many sittings are required for a root canal?
Root canals can be done in a single sitting or in Multiple sittings. This decision is mainly the dentists and the patients prerogative.If the extent of the infection in the tooth is sever with pus accumulation and pain , a single sitting may not be possible. But for most other cases without infection, Single sitting root canal approximately taking one to two hours is possible,This will require prior appointment and planning .
What is needed after a root canal ?
After a root canal, you should consider having a porcelain crown put over the tooth as this will help prevent tooth breakage. This is especially helpful if extensive restoration was done, leaving a thin shell of a tooth. If pain, swelling, and other problems occur after root canal treatment, you may need to meet with your dentist again to determine whether or not further work needs to be done.