When the root of your tooth becomes infected, it can be very painful, making it difficult to eat or focus. Root canal infections can be treated and should be addressed as soon as you notice signs of tooth discomfort. Dentists Dr. Tara Levesque-Vogel and Dr. Keith Levesque can perform most root canal procedures from the comfort of our Nashua, NH, dental office.
How do I know if I have a root canal infection?
Early diagnosis of a root canal infection is necessary to save your natural tooth and avoid tooth extraction. Maintaining as much of your natural tooth as possible is preferred for your optimal oral health. Preserving the tooth helps to protect surrounding teeth and helps maintain the structure of the jaw bone and bite.
You should schedule a visit to our Nashua dentist office as soon as possible if you experience:
- Dull ache in tooth or jaw
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
- Constant pain or swelling of gums
- Sharp pains
- A metallic smell or taste in the mouth
Root Canal Procedure Nashua, NH
The objective of the root canal procedure is to remove the infected tooth pulp to alleviate pain and stop the spread of infection. One of our dentists will put a tiny hole in the tooth to create a gateway to the root canal. Then, the infected tissue will be scraped out, leaving the canal clean and disease-free. The clean canal will then be filled with a sealant. In many cases, the cleaned tooth will be capped with a dental crown to help support the tooth.
Our Nashua dental care team uses the latest in dental technology and materials to create natural-looking and durable dental crowns. CEREC technology may make it possible for you to receive your root canal and dental restoration in just one visit saving you, time and money.
Root canals are the preferred method for treatment of root canal infection or advanced dental decay. Contact our Nashua dentist office to schedule an appointment. Our dental care team will help you build a comprehensive and conservative dental care plan to restore the function, health, and beauty to your smile.