Enjoy The Benefits of a Root Canal in Chester
Most people don’t like to think about getting a root canal. However, this is one of the most misunderstood dental treatments. Patients who get root canal therapy from Walter D. Felton, DDS don’t feel any more discomfort than they do getting a tooth filled. Chester root canals actually offer you many benefits, especially in the skilled hands of Dr. Felton or Dr. Smith:Doctor Walter Felton on root canals Read Transcript
One of the things that is really difficult to deal with is when a patient comes in, and they have a toothache, and they know that they're going to need the dreaded root canal.
There was a time when root canals, was a very painful, very drawn out kind of a dental treatment. And I think that it's reputation continues to exist to this day. But the technology involved with taking a nerve out of the tooth has developed in such a way that the pain that goes along with it is also gone.
It's funny because I've had multiple root canals myself. The last one I had, which was about five years ago. I went at 7 o'clock in the morning, had my root canal done, came to work at 9, worked all day, didn't take any Advil or Tylenol or any kind of medication. I didn't expect that it was going to hurt because I'd been told by my dentist, it wasn't going to hurt.
So one of the things that we do now is we give you the confidence ahead of time. That this isn't going to hurt and hopefully, that... the fears that you have going into having a root canal done. The bottom line is it's all about the technology that has been developed. All of the bad things that exist inside a diseased tooth. All of those things are removed out of the tooth through the top of the tooth nowadays.
In the past, it was pushed out the end of the tooth. And you got a more severe infection after having the root canal for a little while. And so we've eliminated all of that with the modern technology. Root canals are not something that you need to be afraid of.
- Relieving your nagging toothache.
- Avoiding a tooth extraction.
- Preparing your tooth for a new crown.
- Protecting a damaged tooth from further problems.
Call us today if you think you might need a root canal procedure: 804-392-0792. Our office is conveniently located in the 23831 ZIP code. Contact our team to get the relief you need soon.
Avoid Having To Remove Your Tooth
A tooth’s root canals are located in the soft inner part of the tooth known as the pulp. When a tooth gets damaged or a cavity is left untreated, infection can eventually reach the pulp and cause you a great deal of pain.
At this point, a root canal procedure is usually required to stop your pain and repair the tooth. In most cases, a root canal will help you avoid having to remove the tooth.
We’ll first administer local anesthesia and make sure the area around your infected tooth is completely numb. Then your dentist will make a small hole in the top of the tooth, through which they will remove the diseased pulp.
Next, your dentist will use HyFlex rotary files to carefully shape and repair each root canal inside the tooth. These high-tech, electrically powered tools are more precise than traditional manual files. Disinfecting medicine will then be applied to sterilize the inside of the tooth.
Dr. Felton or Dr. Smith will then seal the canals with a special, rubber-like material called gutta-percha. This will help prevent the tooth from becoming reinfected. Finally, they will close the hole in the top of the tooth with composite resin.
For a lasting restoration, we recommend capping the tooth with a crown. Materials available for the crown include all-ceramic, porcelain-over-metal, and gold. A new crown will help strengthen the tooth and provide more stability for biting and chewing.
Root canals in Chester help our patients feel better – and they can do the same for you! Call us today at 804-392-0792 to set up your appointment.