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Root Canal

TMJ Dentist

When Do You Need a Root Canal Procedure?

There are signs and symptoms you need to look out for. If you’ve experienced some of this, it is best to visit your dentist right away.

  • Tremendous pain after chewing or if you touch the infected tooth
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Lingering pain after drinking cold or hot water

What are these modern procedures that are available now?

Laser therapy: By using laser technology, the dentist can thoroughly clean the canal without the use of files or drills. With the use of intense concentrated light and water pressure, the infection will be cleaned away. Another advantage of this procedure is reduced side effects as well as post-surgery pain.

Apex Locators: These modern tools allow the dentists to do away with the old practice of boring through the rotten tooth in order to find the apex (which is the term used for the end of the root). This is crucial because the dentist has to make sure all the infections are taken away. With precise measurement, there’s no more need for guessing.

Ultrasonic tools: They use ultrasonic vibrations to clean the canal of any infection before the filling is applied. They also give the dentists more control over the instrument, which can only be good news for the patient.

Call our office today to discuss your root canal options.