Root Canal Therapy

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Relieve the Pain and Save Your Tooth
Over 14 million root canals are performed every year, making it one of the most common dental procedures. Although many people are scared to undergo treatment, it is often necessary to save your tooth. If left untreated, the severity of your tooth pain can worsen and the likelihood of developing an infection (tooth abscess) significantly increases. Our root canal dentist, Dr. Gomes-Moore, understands your anxiety around this procedure, which is why she takes the time to ensure all her patients are comfortable before beginning treatment. Discover why so many patients in Swansea, MA trust Stencil Dental with their root canal therapy.

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Are Root Canals Really Better Than Tooth Extractions?

There is nothing like having your own teeth. Our natural teeth help us to not only chew our food properly, but also assist in taste. If the tooth has a very good prognosis and can be saved with a root canal, our root canal dentist usually recommends the procedure over an extraction. At times, extraction will be your best course of action, but our root canal doctor will do her best to prevent this. You do not want to leave a space between teeth, which can cause them to shift and your bite to change.

Stencil Dental: The Best Root Canal Dentist in Swansea, MA

At Stencil Dental, we do everything we can to make your root canal therapy as painless as possible. Our root canal dentist, Dr. Gomes-Moore, will work to eliminate any anxiety you have prior to your treatment. We also utilize the latest in cutting-edge dental technologies and techniques to provide our patients with the best root canal services in Swansea, MA.

When is a Root Canal Necessary?
Root Canal therapy is used to repair and save severely decayed or infected teeth. When your dental pulp, the living connective tissue inside your tooth, becomes infected, it can hit the nerve endings located within your pulp. This causes serious toothaches. A root canal aims to save your natural teeth and prevent costly dental implants, bridges, or other dental prosthetics. The need for a root canal can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Repeated dental procedures on the same tooth
  • Cracked or chipped tooth
  • Trauma to your tooth or face

What Symptoms Indicate You Need to See a Root Canal Specialist?
Sometimes there are no signs at all that a tooth requires a root canal dentist to operate on it, which is why regular dental exams are so important. However, there are some symptoms that can indicate you need a root canal, including:
  • Severe toothache pain from chewing or pressure
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness of gums
  • Tooth abscesses
  • Severe headaches

If you experience any of these symptoms, do not panic. Our root canal doctor, Dr. Gomes-Moore, is available both during and after hours for emergency root canals to help you relieve your pain.

Our Root Canal Services in Swansea, MA
With the right dentist, root canals don't have to be scary or painful. Our root canal dentist ensures that the area surrounding the tooth is properly sedated and numbed before starting the operation. The root canal service then usually takes about an hour. During the procedure, the dentist removes the nerve of the tooth. She then cleans, disinfects, and shapes the area for a filling material to be placed in the space where the nerve used to be.

Recovering from Your Root Canal
After you have taken advantage of our root canal services, you might experience some discomfort around your tooth as it heals and recovers. Luckily, this pain can usually be managed by over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen or Tylenol. Our root canal specialist, Dr. Gomes-Moore, will also take the time to discuss with you the steps you should take to help prevent further pain, like avoiding chewing on the tooth until any tenderness disappears. If you continue to experience pain after a week, contact our root canal dentist to schedule a follow up evaluation and assessment, as root canal retreatment may be necessary.

Depending on your specific teeth and whether or not you continue to take care of them, your root canal can last a very long time. It's important that you practice good oral hygiene to prevent further tooth decay. It is also essential that you come to your regularly scheduled dental exams and cleanings appointments to keep the tooth healthy.

Ready to Save Your Tooth?
Root canal treatments don't have to cause you anxiety or pain. Stencil Dental is the best root canal dentist in Swansea, MA because we work to make sure your root canal is painless and stress-free. Our root canal services focus not only on saving your tooth, but also on providing you with a comfortable and relaxed experience. Contact us online or call our office in Swansea, MA at 508-679-7936 to discover just how painless a root canal experience can be.

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Swansea, MA 02777

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