Skilled Root Canal Therapy in Indianapolis
If you're dealing with a severely infected tooth, not only can it be uncomfortable, but it can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. At Absolute Endodontics, we provide skilled root canal therapy to help eliminate infection and then protect your smile from further complications. Our team, led by Dr. Karen Kamer, is excited to meet you and learn how we can give you the relief you deserve.
We've offered quality root canal therapy to Indianapolis and its surrounding communities. Our practice also provides apicoectomies for more advanced cases. Contact us today to find out whether root canal therapy is right for you!
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What is Root Canal Therapy?
Although your tooth is durable and meant to withstand years of repeated use, it contains a soft tissue called the pulp. Your tooth's pulp contains blood vessels, sensitive nerves, and connective tissue. When the surface of your tooth is damaged, bacteria have a channel to enter your tooth's pulp and infect it. Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that eliminates bacteria from a severely infected tooth. Not only that, but it also prevents potential infection and saves as much of your natural tooth as possible.
5 Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy offers various benefits that improve your smile in more ways than one. Some of the benefits of root canal therapy include:
- Alleviating pain and discomfort
- Preventing the spread of dangerous infection
- Protecting your jawbone from deterioration
- Restoring your ability to properly bite and chew
- Saving you time and money by avoiding extraction
If you have any questions about our Indianapolis root canal therapy, our staff is more than happy to answer them.
Our Root Canal Therapy Process
We'll begin our Indianapolis root canal therapy treatment by conducting a thorough oral exam using technology like x-rays. Once we better understand the severity of your tooth's infection, we can then determine how we'll approach it. Dr. Kamer will then anesthetize the area around your tooth to ensure that you're comfortable throughout the procedure. From there, we'll create an opening in your tooth to access its infected pulp. We'll remove any infected or damaged tissue and thoroughly clean the area. Afterward, we'll place antibacterial material to prevent further infection. Depending on the severity of your infection, we can place a filling and then refer you back to your dentist for a permanent crown.
Caring for Your Smile Following Treatment
After completing your treatment, we'll provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your smile at home. You may experience decreased feeling in your affected tooth. We encourage you to brush your tooth at least twice a day while flossing daily. It's also crucial that you reduce your intake of sugary or acidic foods and beverages, as they can break down your tooth's enamel and lead to further dental complications.
An apicoectomy is a dental procedure where the tip of your tooth's root is removed. As a minor surgical procedure, it's typically performed if you've already undergone root canal therapy and are experiencing reinfection or cysts. By numbing your tooth, our dentist will lift a section of your gums to access and remove your tooth's infected tissue. We'll disinfect the area and cut the tip of your tooth's root by a few millimeters. Afterward, we'll stitch the area and provide you with aftercare instructions.
Root Canal Therapy FAQs
It's normal to have countless questions about root canal therapy. Our team is here to answer them and give you the information you need to make educated decisions about your smile. Some frequently asked questions about our Indianapolis root canal therapy include:
Modern root canal therapy is safe and not as uncomfortable as you'd think. Root canal therapy has a bad reputation for being painful, but you can expect a similar experience to receiving a crown.
There are numerous signs of tooth infection that are easy to notice. If you notice any following signs, contact our office to schedule an examination. Some signs of tooth infection include:
- Severe tooth pain when chewing or biting
- Discoloration or darkening of your tooth
- Swollen or tender gums
- Persistent or recurring abscesses on your gums
Yes. We can perform root canal therapy on various teeth, including incisors, molars, and wisdom teeth.
Treating Infected Root Canals in Indianapolis
At Absolute Endodontics, we have the skills and experience to perform root canal therapy on even the most complex infections. Our team is dedicated to your comfort and will do everything in our power to ensure you have a smooth experience. Additionally, we offer excellent apicoectomies if you're experiencing tooth reinfection following root canal therapy. Call us today to treat your infected root canals in Indianapolis!
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