At the dental practice of Dr. A. Gregory Sohrweide, we are pleased to offer the endodontic treatment known as a root canal in Baldwinsville, New York. Root canal treatment is used when the inner portion of your tooth becomes infected or damaged. The inner portion of your tooth is a sensitive area and consists of your root canal system, dental pulp, and tooth nerves. Once decay starts in this area, it can quickly grow, causing severe pain and danger to the rest of your smile. If left untreated, tooth loss can even occur. To save your smile, we use root canal treatment.
To complete root canal treatment, our dentist will numb your tooth with local anesthesia before gently opening it up. All decay is removed and your root canal system is thoroughly cleansed. We then fill the inside of your tooth with a strong, rubber-like material called gutta-percha to restore the structural integrity of your tooth. To seal off the tooth, we use a dental filling or dental crown, based on what your smile needs. With the skill of our dental team, you can expect to experience little pain or discomfort during your root canal treatment. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may be in need of root canal treatment. To schedule your appointment, we encourage you to call or visit our dental team today. We are eager to help you alleviate your pain and restore your smile.