Root Canal Therapy for Dublin
Our teeth have multiple layers - three to be exact. The outer layer offers protection from harmful bacteria and plaque. Beneath this layer is a layer of sensitive dentin and at the very center is a chamber that contains the components commonly referred to as the tooth’s “nerve.” While most dental problems involve the top two layers, there are times—because of a deep cavity or an injury—when an infection can develop inside this third layer, prompting the need for a procedure known as a root canal.
What to Expect During a Root Canal Procedure?
During a root canal, Dr. Buck or Dr. Burton will clean out the diseased canals at the heart of your tooth, removing all traces of infection. Then we’ll fill your tooth with a safe, biocompatible substance known as Gutta-percha and cap it with a custom-made crown. When your procedure is complete, you can look forward to enjoy good oral health and wellbeing again, without the pain of an infected tooth.
One of the most common questions we hear after recommending a root canal is, “Will it hurt?” Not with today’s tools, thankfully. At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, we’ll use the resources at our disposal to make your procedure a pleasant experience. Following your procedure, you may experience some slight inflammation, but this can be managed with over-the-counter analgesics. We also recommend following up your procedure with daily brushing and flossing, plus regular visits to your dentist in Dublin.