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Root Canal Therapy – Manchester Center, VT

We Can Save Your Tooth From Extraction and Cure Your Pain

Unfortunately, over the years, root canal therapy has gained a bad reputation for causing pain when it truly relieves it. So, if you receive the news that you need to get a root canal in Manchester, there’s no need to stress. Most patients experience a severe toothache or sensitivity before they find out they need one, and after your procedure, we’ll have you feeling a million times better. We’re here to help save your natural tooth from extraction and keep your oral health in tip-top shape for years to come. So, don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can help ease your pain!

Why Would I Need a Root Canal?

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The best way to learn whether you need this restorative treatment is to visit Dr. Mason, your dentist in Manchester. After examining your mouth and diagnosing what has been causing your discomfort, he’ll schedule your appointment to get a root canal. Some warning signs that you can look for at home include:

  • Severe toothache.
  • Pain while biting or chewing.
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold items.
  • Dark coloring around the root of your affected tooth.
  • Inflamed or infected gums around the tooth of your damaged tooth.

What is the Process of Getting Root Canal Therapy?

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Depending on the severity of the damage, a root canal could take place over the course of one or more visits with Dr. Mason. First, he’ll diagnose your issue and determine if anesthesia is necessary. To keep the area that he’ll be treating dry, he’ll place a sheet of rubber around your tooth and access the inside of it. Once he reaches the inner chamber of your damaged tooth, he’ll clear out the infected pulp and bacteria that are causing you pain. He’ll rinse the chamber out and sanitize it.

Next, Dr. Mason will fill your tooth with a special compound to keep any harmful oral bacteria from accessing it. The last step will be placing a crown atop the damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, and function. It may be a couple of weeks before we receive your custom-crafted restoration, but in the meantime, we’ll place a temporary one.

What Are the Benefits of Getting a Root Canal?

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Although root canal therapy can seem like a daunting procedure, it has a number of advantages. This procedure is specially designed to help avoid tooth extraction so you can maintain a set of healthy and natural teeth. With the most recent technological advancements in the dental field, treatment is able to offer patients advantages such as:

  • Being virtually painless
  • Being an efficient and cost-effective solution
  • Offering visually appealing results and preserving smiles

How Should I Care For My Teeth After Getting a Root Canal?

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Dr. Mason will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to keep your tooth protected against further damage. For the first couple of days after your procedure, you may notice that your teeth feel sensitive. This can be relieved with over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen. In fact, it’s so minimal that most patients are able to go to work the following day and continue with their daily routine.

Be sure to keep up with your oral hygiene routine by brushing twice each day, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash. Don’t forget to visit us for your semi-annual checkups and cleanings as well so we can keep an eye on your affected tooth.