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Fast, efficient root canals to get you out of pain quickly
Some believe the “bad rap” that dentistry often gets can be traced back to root canal therapy.
For many of us, even the thought of a root canal makes our skin crawl, but the good news is root canal therapy has advanced considerably over the last decade and no longer means a painful trip to the dentist. Dr. Ang makes sure that your root canal is fast, gentle, and with little or no post-treatment pain.
Why a root canal?
A root canal is preformed when a tooth is badly infected, has broken badly, or its root has died.
In order to stop the infection from spreading, Dr. Ang must get to the nerve and pulp inside the tooth and remove it – thereby eliminating the infection. The nerve only serves a sensory function in your tooth, telling your brain when something is hot or cold. Eliminating the nerve will not affect the function of your tooth.
The Warning signs
Signs you may need a root canal:
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Severe toothache pain upon chewing or biting down
- A persistent or recurring abscess on the gums
- Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
- Prolonged sensitivity/pain to heat or cold temperatures
Dr. Ang’s root canal procedure
Dr. Ang will ensure you are comfortable and that your procedure will be pain-free. He will drill a small hole through the top of the tooth to reach the inner part of the tooth where the infection lies. He then uses a motorized rotary instrument to quickly and efficiently remove the diseased tissue.
The root canal is then cleaned, filled, and sealed. The tooth may require a crown for a permanent seal, depending on the seriousness of the infection and decay involved.