The interior of the tooth where pulp and nerves are located is called the root canal. Infection and decay can infiltrate the canal and quickly cause deterioration. A root canal procedure is used to save a tooth from extraction, which can occur if the infection is severe. Patients may believe that a root canal is a painful procedure, but root canals alleviate pain caused by infection.
Signs that a root canal is needed:
- Tooth pain
- Sensitive gums
- Tooth sensitivity to temperature
- Darkening tooth enamel
- Gum tenderness and swelling
The Root Canal Procedure
During the root canal procedure, Dr. Brock Hyder will numb the tooth area and make a small hole in the back of the tooth. The infected pulp will be removed and the chamber cleaned. Dr. Hyder will then fill the tooth with biocomposite material to ensure that it is sealed.
Root Canal FAQs
What does a root canal feel like?
Root canals are often compared to dental fillings, which are Anesthesia that is used to numb the area makes the procedure painless. Your tooth may feel numb for several hours after your root canal.
How long does it take to heal from a root canal?
It can take several days to heal from the procedure, and you may feel mild pain which will fade.
How long will my root canal last?
Your root canal should last you a lifetime as a permanent restoration.
Schedule a Root Canal Procedure
Do you have tooth pain or tooth sensitivity? You may need a root canal procedure. Choose Payette Dental for comprehensive professional care. Call Dr. Hyder at 208.243.9807 to schedule an appointment.