Thomas Family Dentistry
Gealon A. Thomas, DDS & Benjamin C. Thomas, DDS

Root Canal Therapy

Receiving the news that you need root canal therapy may be upsetting, and it might even cause you anxiety. Root canals have received a bad reputation in the past because most people associate them with pain. However, your Seymour dentists are ready to set the record straight on this misunderstood procedure, since it actually relieves your pain and eliminates your infection.

Why You Need a Root Canal

When your tooth has been traumatized, decayed, or fractured to the point that your nerve is affected, this will often lead to an infection in your tooth. If your tooth is infected, it becomes very painful, and unfortunately, it will not go away without treatment. In fact, if it’s left untreated, a dental infection will progress and result in further damage, more pain, and ultimately tooth loss.

Root canal therapy can eliminate your pain and prevent you from losing your tooth.

How Does a Root Canal Preserve My Tooth?

During root canal therapy, our dentists will remove the infected tissue from inside your tooth through a small hole made in the top. When the tooth is clean and infection-free, it is sealed with a temporary filling and given time to heal.

After the appropriate healing time has passed, Dr. Thomas will restore your tooth with either a permanent filling or dental crown. This will ensure that your tooth is strong again and will provide all of the function you had before your treatment.

Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?

It’s important to understand that the pain you are feeling originates with the infection in your tooth. Root canal therapy actually relieves pain immediately with the use of dental anesthetics. The procedure itself eliminates the infection in your tooth and preserves your natural tooth structure.

At Thomas Family Dentistry, we use state-of-the-art rotary endodontic tools to perform your procedure, which are specially designed to make root canal therapy more comfortable for the patient and more efficient for our doctors.

We achieve improved results because the tools are made of nickel titanium, which is flexible and reaches through the canals of the tooth more comfortably than the stainless steel tools used in the past.

The tools are also electric, which means the procedure can be completed much more proficiently than in the past.

Don’t Wait to Contact Thomas Family Dentistry

If you find yourself feeling dental pain or a toothache, please don’t hesitate to contact Thomas Family Dentistry. We have the best chance of preserving your tooth with root canal therapy the faster you seek treatment. We make every effort to see patients experiencing dental pain as soon as possible, even if you’ve never visited our office before.

Give us a call to learn more.