Experiencing extreme tooth pain or sensitivity is never ideal, especially if it requires a dentist’s intervention. Rest assured, seeking root canal therapy from Grace Dental can resolve your pain, save your smile, and restore a pain-free life. You don’t need to feel nervous about your actual treatment, however. Root canals in Framingham, MA are very safe and comfortable procedures designed to resolve your tooth pain and actually save your tooth from possible extraction! They’re completed in our office by our skilled dentists while you’re under sedation. While many other practices still complete root canals over a series of appointments, we have the technology and resources to provide this treatment in just one visit. In fact, in many cases, a patient can have their tooth infection treated and their tooth restored with a life-like dental crown all within a few hours!
Our root canals treatment process begins with a thorough diagnosis, including digital x-rays or CBCT scans. We can determine the extent of the infection and damage with these images and better plan your treatment. Next, we’ll numb the treatment site and administer sedation, if needed, and remove the top portion of the tooth to gain access to the pulp chambers. Using specialized tools, we’ll clear this area of the infected pulp and sterilize the canals. We’ll fill the canals with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha and seal the tooth. In most instances, the tooth can be prepared the same day for a dental crown. If so, we’ll scan your tooth and design a new crown in our software before sending the design to our in-office milling machine. Once your new crown is milled, we’ll finalize the fit, then cement it to your tooth. In just a few hours, you can go from living with chronic tooth pain to enjoying a fully restored tooth that is stronger and healthier than before!