Though the phrase “root canal” often elicits negative thoughts and even fear from the general public, the fact is that this common procedure is actually performed to eliminate pain and infection in a tooth that has been damaged due to excessive decay. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD in Rocky Hill, CT, Dr. Michalski and his team offer root canal therapy to stop infection, alleviate toothache pain, and avoid the need for extraction.
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
Only a qualified dental professional can determine whether or not the pain your tooth necessitates root canal therapy. A full exam will be performed and x-rays will be taken, allowing Dr. Michalski to accurately diagnose the underlying reason for your pain. If you do need treatment, all diseased pulp and bacteria will be removed from the tooth in question to eliminate pain and prevent further infection. The resulting cavity will then be filled, and a crown will be placed over the entire tooth. Our staff will happily answer any questions and address any concerns you may have regarding your treatment before and after the procedure is complete.
It’s important to know that some patients in need of root canal therapy do not experience any pain or discomfort. If you notice any changes in any of your teeth – including darkening of the enamel or redness of the gums surrounding a given tooth – contact our office to schedule an appointment. The earlier we address any problems that arise, the more effective your treatment will ultimately be.
Relief from Tooth Pain You Can Trust
If you or anyone in your family has been suffering from a persistent toothache for any extended period of time, it’s important that you contact our office today. While root canal therapy may not be the right treatment for your individual situation, any oral pain should be assessed by an experienced dentist to rule out any other potentially serious conditions.
Our conveniently located dental practice in Rocky Hill, CT also proudly serves patients from throughout the nearby areas of Hartford, Cromwell, Wethersfield, Berlin, Newington, and beyond. We look forward to showing you what a difference our commitment to your comfort, satisfaction, and oral healthy can make in your everyday life.