Do you have a severe toothache? Dr. Michael Belling and associates provide root canal therapy in Omaha, Nebraska, to help you find relief. Our dentists and team use this treatment to heal damaged or infected root tissue to restore your smile. Schedule a consultation at 40th & Dodge Family Dentistry today by calling 402-884-4400 to learn more.
Root canal therapy, a common endodontic procedure, is a crucial dental treatment designed to address and alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by infected or damaged root pulp. This therapy is typically recommended for individuals suffering from severe toothaches resulting from inflamed or infected dental pulp. The infection of the root pulp often occurs when injury or dental decay advances beyond the outer protective layers of the tooth, allowing harmful bacteria to infiltrate the inner tissues, leading to irritation and destruction.
The primary objective of root canal therapy is to salvage the affected tooth, preventing the need for extraction. When left untreated, the infection within the root pulp, also referred to as the tooth’s nerves, can cause the pulp to die, ultimately necessitating the removal of the tooth. This not only results in the loss of a natural tooth but can also lead to complications such as neighboring teeth shifting out of alignment.
The root canal procedure itself is relatively straightforward. To ensure a dry environment during the treatment, our experienced dentists meticulously remove the infected tissue from the tooth. Following this, they apply specialized medication to inhibit further damage and promote the healing process. To preserve the structural integrity of the tooth and ensure a comfortable and functional fit, a dental crown is placed over the treated tooth, effectively sealing it.
At our practice, patient comfort is a priority, and we offer sedation options to enhance the overall experience during root canal therapy. We encourage you to reach out to us today to learn more about how root canal therapy can provide relief and save your tooth. Our dedicated team is eager to assist you on your journey to optimal oral health.