Every tooth contains a pulp chamber (composed of nerves and blood vessels) that is surrounded by a hard external shell extending into your tooth roots in the form of canals. When a tooth becomes damaged or decayed, the pulp center can become infected, often leading to intense pain or even the formation of an abscess.
As a common endodontic procedure as part of general dentistry, root canal therapy is designed to save and restore severely damaged or infected teeth. At our practice, Dr. Wayne G. Suway utilizes the latest dentistry techniques to restore form and function to your affected teeth. Dr. Suway has been performing root canals for over 30 years and can conduct the procedure quickly and comfortably to help you resume your daily activities without pain. While most root canals can be completed right in our office, more complicated cases may be referred to specialists in the area.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
A tooth can become infected for a number of reasons, such as bacteria from decay, inflammation caused by trauma, and even the proximity of fillings to the pulp chamber. In some instances, a tooth may even become infected for unknown reasons. Root canal therapy can effectively relieve tooth and gum pain as well as other associated symptoms. Additionally, painful abscesses brought on by severe infection can be treated and removed. Ultimately, a root canal procedure can restore your tooth to a healthy form and help prevent further, more serious health issues.
How Do I Know if I Need Root Canal Therapy?
Some common symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal procedure include:
- Tooth pain or throbbing sensation
- Sensitivity to hot and cold while eating or drinking
- Pain or discomfort when chewing or biting
- Swelling in the gums surrounding an infected tooth
- A broken, decayed, or damaged tooth
- Pain starting in the tooth and spreading to other regions
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Suway can help you determine the cause of your particular issue and help you decide if root canal therapy is the most effective option for your needs.
Root Canal Therapy
During the root canal procedure, Dr. Suway will remove the infected nerve and pulp from the canal inside the root. He will then thoroughly disinfect the entire pulp chamber to ensure that no harmful bacteria remains. Once the pulp chamber has been sterilized, Dr. Suway will fill the tooth with a strong dental material designed for long-lasting durability. In order to reinforce the tooth, a dental crown will also be placed over the tooth. This not only provides added security, but also restores a natural look and feel to your tooth.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Suway for My Root Canal Procedure?
With over 30 years of root canal experience, Dr. Suway has achieved successful results for countless patients. His dedication to precision and efficiency enables him to provide an optimal level of care while respecting the value of your time. Dr. Suway is committed to providing comfortable and compassionate care with beautiful, long-lasting results.
Contact Dr. Wayne G. Suway
For more information about root canal therapy, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Suway, please contact our Root Canals Dentist today!