Root Canal Therapy for Enterprise, OR and Beyond
Our teeth have three layers: a layer of protective enamel on the outside, a secondary layer of sensitive dentin underneath, and an inner, pulp, layer that contains the tooth’s nerve. Under certain circumstances—like a serious injury or deep cavity—an infection develops in this inner chamber. When this happens, the tooth’s health is threatened. Thankfully, treatment is possible with root canal therapy.
What to Expect
During your root canal, Dr. Schaffeld gains access to the inner chamber housing your tooth’s nerve and cleans it out removing all traces of infection along with the nerve itself. Then, he fills your tooth with a safe, biocompatible material known as Gutta-percha before placing a protective crown over the treated tooth. This crown does two things: it protects the tooth from developing a new infection, and it restores your tooth’s health, strength, and beauty.
Comfortable Therapy with Sedation Dentistry
Our Enterprise office uses the most advanced tools to ensure that your procedure is completed comfortably. Among the tools at our disposal is sedation dentistry. This great service helps patients shrug off anxiety so they can receive the care they need to reclaim good oral health and wellbeing. If you have questions about sedation dentistry, we would be happy to answer them during your root canal consultation or at your next checkup.
Signs to Watch Out For
Some of the most common signs of an infected or abscessed tooth include:
- Severe toothache
- A throbbing feeling inside your tooth
- Increased sensitivity to pressure or temperature
- Lingering pain
If you’ve experienced any of the above, don’t hesitate to contact Tyler B. Schaffeld, D.M.D. in Enterprise for an appointment. Our team will gladly schedule an appointment for you. During your visit, Dr. Schaffeld assesses your needs and recommends a treatment plan. If you would benefit from having a root canal, he’ll discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you might have. We want you to feel completely confident about the plan we recommend before making a final decision.
Tyler B. Schaffeld D.M.D. offers comfortable root canal therapy to patients from Enterprise, Joseph, and surrounding areas. Call us today!