Root Canal (non Surgical)
If you are frustrated because you are experiencing tooth pain, there are plenty of treatment options available, one being a non-surgical root canal. We understand that many people are nervous if they are told they need a root canal, but you do not necessarily require surgery. The dentists at Caring Dental consider every treatment option before moving forward. Learn more about a non-surgical root canal below, and give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
How Does a Non-Surgical Root Canal Work?
With a traditional root canal, the dentist may need to drill a hole in the tooth itself. Then, the dentist removes a chunk of the infected tissue from the tooth by cutting into the gum tissue. That is why it is considered a surgical procedure.
With non-surgical therapy, it starts the same. A hole will be drilled into your tooth and then the dentist will clean the tooth’s interior. After this, the dentist will fill the hole. Because it is non-surgical, the dentist does not have to drill down as far or cut into the gum tissue.
You should think of a non-surgical root canal as a deep filling. The goal is to clean the area around the nerves to remove tooth pain and save the tooth. That way, we can prevent the infection from progressing further.
Is Sedation Available?
Yes, we have sedation available for this procedure. We understand that many people are nervous about having root canal treatment, which is why we use sedation to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Furthermore, we have multiple sedation options available, and we would be happy to talk with you about your choices.
What Is the Recovery Process?
Once the procedure is done, we will talk with you about the recovery process. We will probably give you a special diet you must follow for a while. We may also put a crown on top of the tooth, which means you may need to avoid biting into any hard substances for a while. We may also give you some medicine you can take to stay comfortable during recovery. You will probably have to visit our office for a follow-up appointment to ensure the tooth is recovering appropriately. We will be with you every step of the way.
Call Caring Dental To Make an Appointment
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a non-surgical root canal in Baltimore, we are here to help you. At Caring Dental, we always put the needs of our patients ahead of our own, and we will do the same for you. We will do everything we can to save your tooth and be with you during the recovery process. Contact us today to make an appointment with our team! A non-surgical root canal could help you recover from oral tooth decay and tooth pain.