According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure of all. This stigma comes from older technology and anesthesia methods that weren’t as effective as they needed to be. Dr. Naidu is very aware of this and has invested in state-of-the-art root canal instruments and anesthesia methods to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
A root canal is needed when there is severe decay or trauma to a tooth that affects the nerve area near the root, usually causing significant pain, as shown in the diagram. If left untreated the nerve damage can result in a dental abscess that could be potentially life threatening and requires immediate attention.
During a root canal treatment Dr. Naidu will ensure the tooth is numb with the best anesthetics and procedures, and he will isolate it from bacteria. The diseased or dead tissue inside the tooth will be removed and replaced with a filling material after careful disinfection using antibacterial solutions. The tooth will then be restored with a crown to regain strength and protect the tooth.
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