Root Canal Therapy

Inside of a toothNo one wants to undergo a root canal; however, there are times when it is in your best interest. If your tooth has suffered from significant damage due to decay or infection, the produce can save it from an extraction. While you may be a bit hesitant to have the treatment due to its bad reputation, now you have nothing to fear. At Vacek Family Dentistry, we use the latest advancements to rehabilitate the health of your tooth. Now, it is no worse than a traditional filling, allowing you to regain a healthy, beautiful smile.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is an endodontic procedure that is used to remove the inner most layer of the tooth, known as the pulp. By doing so, its health can be restored, allowing it to be saved from an extraction to prevent issues from impacting the adjacent teeth.

What Can I Expect?

After an initial consultation, our team at Vacek Family Dentistry will create a customized treatment plan. During the first phase of your procedure, an anesthetic is used to minimize your discomfort. The areas of damage and the pulp are removed. Then, the tooth is sterilized and sealed using a special material known as gutta-percha. Now, it’s health is restored, saving your tooth from an extraction.

To rehabilitate the tooth’s function and appearance, a dental crown is often needed. We use high-quality materials to make the restoration look like a real tooth. After taking impressions, it will be customized to match your exact size, shape, and color specifications. It will then be bonded in place to add an extra layer of protection to your tooth while allowing you to regain your ability to chew and smile with confidence.

After the procedure, you may experience some slight pain and discomfort for a couple of days; however, these will quickly dissipate. Within a few days, your crown will feel like a natural tooth. By maintaining your oral hygiene and regular appointments with your dentist, your crown can last an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced.

Restore a Healthy Smile

If you need a root canal, do not wait until it is too late. Contact Vacek Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation for the procedure. We will help you rehabilitate your oral health to save your tooth from needing to be removed.