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Relieve pain and save your teeth with root canal treatment

Root canal treatment provides an alternative to tooth removal when decay and infection have compromised the integrity of your pulp chamber. If you need root canal therapy in Noblesville, Indiana, you are one of several patients treated yearly. In fact, according to the American Association of Endodontists, about 15 million root canals are done annually, translating to 41,000 procedures per day! So, a root canal is a pretty standard treatment, and you have nothing to fear when Dr. Robert Holloway recommends it.

The signs of a root canal

When tooth pain knocks on your door, it’s a reminder that your teeth aren’t just hard pieces of enamel attached to your gums. Your teeth are intricately formed parts with layers encasing a delicate core. Once your tooth’s core — containing nerves, blood vessels, and other connective tissues — is infected, only a root canal will save your tooth from extraction.

How can you tell you need a root canal? While only a dentist can determine you need root canal treatment, there are signs you can watch out for to signal you need treatment.

  • Pimples on the gums
  • Excruciating toothache
  • Swollen gums
  • Darkening gums
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity

The root canal procedure

Unlike popular misconceptions, root canal therapy isn’t as painful as you may have heard. With modern anesthetics and light touch techniques, a root canal is no more painful than a cavity filling. The procedure starts with examining your tooth using digital x-rays. The objective is to determine the extent of infection to your tooth and the surrounding bone.

Under anesthesia, we make a tiny hole at the top of your tooth to access your tooth internals. Then, we remove your pulp chamber and all its contents and clean your tooth thoroughly to eliminate all harmful bacteria. After a thorough cleaning, we fill your tooth with gutta-percha to seal out future infections.

Finally, we install a temporary filling to strengthen it. However, if your tooth is significantly weakened, we use a natural-looking dental crown to restore it.

Root canal therapy in and around Noblesville, Indiana

Suspecting you have an infected tooth? Root canal therapy in Noblesville, IN, can save your tooth from removal. To benefit, please dial (317) 672-0950 to book an appointment with Robert L. Holloway, DDS.

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Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.

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