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Restore & Save Infected teeth

If you have a large cavity or your tooth has been cracked or damaged, it could become inflamed or infected. A root canal is the best way to restore your tooth, prevent further complications, and get back to your day-to-day life. Suspect you may have an infected tooth? Give us a call today to set up a consultation. With his extensive training and years of experience, you're in good hands with Dr. Antoun.

The Benefits of root canals

Straightforward Treatment

Root canal therapy is a fairly routine treatment and very similar to having a filling placed.

Pain-Free Procedure

With our numbing techniques and sedation options, you’ll enjoy a pain-free treatment.

Save Your Natural Tooth

By getting a root canal now, you can prevent the need for more costly, invasive procedures later.

One Quick Visit

In most cases, Dr. Antoun can complete your root canal in one appointment, requiring one hour or less.

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Root Canals at Sapphire Smiles

If you have a persistent toothache, or your tooth is extremely sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, these are signs that you may have an infection. Root canal therapy is a treatment used to remove infection from inside your tooth and protect it from further damage. At Sapphire Smiles, we provide gentle, judgment-free dentistry. Get in touch to schedule an appointment and get the restorative care you need.

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DO ROOT CANALS Hurt?

No! Despite what you may have heard, root canals are only about as invasive as having a cavity filled. We use a powerful numbing agent during the process to ensure that your treatment is pain-free. In fact, most patients say that the pain and discomfort of a toothache is much worse than root canal treatment. Plus with our extensive comfort menu, you're sure to feel pampered and relaxed during every treatment.

THE ROOT CANAL TREATMENT Process

Using our in-house cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) equipment, Dr. Antoun will take detailed 3D x-rays to reveal the exact anatomy of your tooth roots before he even begins treatment, ensuring that we avoid common problems like missed canals, incomplete cleaning of the canals, or even a misdiagnosis.

Once these images are taken, Dr. Antoun will begin treatment. He will clean the treatment area and numb your mouth. The tooth will be separated with a dental dam to prevent the spread of oral bacteria. Then, Dr. Antoun will use specialized tools to remove any damaged material from your tooth and open up a small hole in the surface.

Through this hole, Dr. Antoun will extract damaged and decayed tooth material. The interior of your tooth will be flushed and disinfected, then filled with a rubbery material that replaces the pulp and supports the structure of your tooth. Finally, your tooth will be restored with a filling or crown.

ROOT CANAL Aftercare

Your tooth may be a bit sore for a day or two after your treatment, but this should subside quickly. You can eat normally, but we recommend avoiding chewing with the treated tooth for a few days. If pain continues beyond 3 days and up to a week or longer, schedule a follow-up consultation with Dr. Antoun for further care.

DO I NEED A ROOT Canal?

If you have an infected tooth, you will most likely need a root canal. The most common sign of an infected tooth is a serious, prolonged toothache. Your tooth may also feel more sensitive to heat, cold, and pressure, and the tooth itself or the surrounding gum area may be discolored. Inflammation or swelling of the gums and oral tissues near the infected tooth is also common. If you notice one or more of these issues, you may need a root canal to treat your infected tooth. Schedule an appointment at Sapphire Smiles right away.

APICOECTOMY – WHAT IT IS AND WHY YOU MIGHT Need It

An apicoectomy is an additional endodontic surgical procedure, which is often used alongside root canal therapy. The procedure removes the very tip of your tooth’s root, which is replaced with a small filling. Usually, this is only required if a prior root canal treatment has not completely eliminated the infection. Tooth extraction is usually the only alternative to an apicoectomy.

Learn More About Root Canals

Curious about how we treat inflamed and infected teeth? Get all the details about root canal therapy by watching the video below.

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