With the latest advances in modern dentistry, root canal treatment is much quicker and less painful than in the past. Dr. Tucker is experienced in performing root canal therapy and will use the latest rotary endodontic technology to perform your treatment. Root canal treatment has extensive applications and can save teeth that have become severely damaged due to issues such as decay, fracture or trauma. At Redding Dental Arts, we go above and beyond to make the procedure as painless and stress-free as possible.
When is root canal treatment needed?
Root canal treatment is administered when the pulp within a tooth becomes damaged or infected. The pulp, located at the center of the tooth, contains its nerve, blood vessels and connective tissues. While infections do not always exhibit symptoms, they can cause complications such as:
- An abscessed tooth
- Severe toothaches
- Heightened sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Swollen, tender gums
Is the procedure painful?
If you require root canal treatment, Dr. Tucker will apply a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort, then remove the infected pulp and debris from the tooth. The tooth will then be thoroughly cleaned and sealed. The procedure generally takes 30 to 60 minutes, although severe cases may take longer.
What makes Redding Dental Arts so unique?
We are very committed to dental education, whether it is explaining what we found during a patient’s examination to offering advice to a parent whose child often forgets to brush. It is important to us that you know exactly what’s going on in your mouth and how to keep it as healthy as possible throughout your life. In light of this celebration of knowledge, Dr. Tucker regularly pursues continuing education and training so that he is always on the cutting edge of dentistry and able to provide treatment with a level of quality seldom found elsewhere.