Root CanalAn Overview
A root canal is performed to save a severely damaged or decayed tooth. By removing the pulp of the tooth, a root canal can alleviate painful or unconformable symptoms and help restore health to your teeth. In most cases, Dr. Hazim Sadeddin can perform a root canal in the comfort of our Arlington dental office using a local anesthetic. Our goal is to keep our patients relaxed and fully informed of all aspects of their treatment.
Although many patients are fearful of the root canal procedure, it is typically no more painful than a simple tooth filling. We take the proper steps to ensure you are relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in one visit to our Arlington dentist office. Dr. Sadeddin will recommend a root canal whenever applicable and avoid the need for a tooth extraction.
Root Canal What to Expect
Depending on the complexity of the cases, the root canal procedure can typically be completed in one visit to our Arlington dental office. If you need a dental crown the stabilize the tooth after the root canal, you may need to schedule an additional visit.
In most cases, the root canal procedure can be performed under local anesthetic. However, if another measure is needed, we offer a full range of dental sedation option to help keep you comfortable.
The root canal procedure begins with a thorough cleaning of the tooth. A small hole is drilled in the back of the tooth to access the tooth’s pulp chamber. The infected material is removed, and the tooth is filled with a biocompatible material. The tooth is sealed to help prevent future damage and decay. When applicable, we will recommend a dental crown to stabilize a tooth after a root canal.
With excellent oral hygiene and routine dental visits, your tooth can last many years after a root canal.