Root Canal Dentists Offering Endodontics in New Castle, IN
Endodontics is a dental specialty that deals with issues affecting the tooth pulp and tissues surrounding tooth roots. The most well-known type of endodontic treatment is a root canal—a procedure in which the inflamed or infected pulp of a tooth is removed while the tooth itself is preserved. In New Castle, Indiana, a trusted source for root canal therapy and other endodontic services is Parkview Family Dentistry.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
The term “root canal” is known to strike fear into the hearts of dental patients, but endodontics has come a long way in recent years. Today’s root canal procedures are faster, less painful, and more effective than ever before thanks to breakthroughs in dental technology. Here’s a brief overview of the root canal procedure:
- The area around the affected tooth is numbed to prevent discomfort. Usually, a numbing cream is applied to the gum followed by an injection of a local anesthetic.
- Once the area is numbed, a small hole is made at the top of the tooth to expose the infected/inflamed pulp.
- The pulp is carefully removed and pathways in the tooth are cleaned and disinfected.
- The empty space in the tooth is filled and the opening is sealed with a temporary cover, which is replaced with a permanent sealant a few days after the procedure.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
To learn more about endodontics and root canal therapy at Parkview Family Dentistry, contact our friendly professionals in New Castle today at (765) 529-7616. We’ll be glad to schedule you a free consultation and answer any questions you may have.