Root canals may become necessary when damage has occurred to the pulp of a tooth, either from severe decay, infection, or trauma. This can lead to chronic tooth pain, tooth sensitivity, and even the loss of the tooth without proper treatment. In order to protect and preserve teeth, root canals remove the damaged pulp from inside the tooth and replace it with a stronger material. What many people don’t realize is that root canals in Lafayette, IN, are designed to eliminate the source of your tooth pain and keep you from needing a tooth extraction! Root canals are very straightforward procedures that rarely lead to serious complications when performed by experienced and knowledgeable dentists.
Drs. Trevor Murray and Christian Mazur have the training and expertise needed to complete root canals successfully, and do so on a routine basis. We have the technology and tools needed to accurately diagnose your tooth pain and provide treatment that preserves the health and strength of your tooth. In preparation for root canals, we take x-rays to get a detailed view of the teeth and bone, then fully numb the treatment site for the procedure. We also offer sedation for dental anxiety to assure your comfort and safety. When you are fully numbed and relaxed, we create an opening in your tooth and clear the infected pulp from the root canals before filling them with a hardening material called gutta-percha. The sealed tooth is then capped with a dental crown to restore its strength and appearance. With the diseased pulp removed, your tooth will be able to function pain-free!
In many cases, root canals can transform a miserable toothache into a tooth you can once again bite or chew with comfortably in a few short hours. With our utilization of CEREC same-day dental crowns technology, we are able to perform root canals and restore teeth with custom dental crowns without you needing to return for multiple dental appointments! Root canals in Lafayette, IN, are fast, virtually painless, and effective, eliminating your tooth pain and restoring the health of your tooth without causing stress and inconvenience for you. If you have been experiencing the following symptoms, schedule an appointment with us today!