You should never have to suffer with tooth pain and other unpleasant symptoms, so we recommend that you come in promptly for examination and diagnosis. If you need root canal therapy, you can be assured that our dentist, Richard G. Viagrande, DMD, will perform it with the expertise and gentle care you deserve.
Not every toothache will result in our Waltham root canal, but the sooner you have it taken care of, the less likely it will be. It is only when bacterial infection takes hold in the delicate pulp inside your tooth that you need this particular treatment. Your tooth has protective layers, the enamel and dentin, which keep it shielded from bacteria. A large enough cavity, a filling that has been lost or even become loose, or a chipped or cracked tooth, however, will create a chance for bacteria to get past your tooth’s barrier. This is all the more reason that you should not ignore a toothache, even if it’s a mild one. After having an examination and x-rays at our office, you may find out that you need our Waltham root canal, but you don’t have to be anxious about it. Modern techniques and state-of-the-art equipment are used so that you can remain at ease throughout. Most of our patients tell us that they felt either no discomfort at all, or very little. That’s good news, but even better news is the success rate of 90% in keeping your tooth viable and restoring it to health. The infected tissue is removed, the canals are cleaned and disinfected, and then the canals are sealed. And once the tooth heals, a permanent crown will be placed to cover the tooth and make it look and feel normal.
Our Waltham root canal is an important treatment. At the first sign of tooth pain, reach out to our office immediately and we will have you seen at the first possible opportunity.