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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It has always been our number one priority to create a safe and healthy environment for our patients, our staff, and their families. As a leading dental care provider in our community, we would like to take the opportunity to assure our patients that we are taking additional measures as needed to maintain the level of excellent care that you have come to expect.
We are diligently following the ADA recommended action of rescheduling non-emergency appointments for our patients. We will be reaching out to scheduled patients to rebook, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Our number one priority has always been the health and safety of our patients. Please rest assured that we are following local and national updates daily and will continue to maintain the highest level of safety and patient care that you have come to expect. If you have any questions regarding your future appointments, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We will be posting additional updates as needed to keep our community and patients informed of the latest information regarding the current health situation.
Thank you for being a part of our practice. We appreciate your continued trust and confidence and look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.
Dr. Naidu & the Naidu Dental Team