GRELOT DENTAL GROUP

5920 Grelot Rd # B
Mobile, AL 36609

Monday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

ROOT CANAL THERAPY MOBILE

Root canal therapy refers to the cleansing and procedure of a severely infected or damaged tooth. The soft inside of the tooth comprising of blood vessels and nerves is referred to as the pulp. When a tooth has a significant cavity or crack, bacteria can seep into the tooth. This can create the pulp eventually becoming infected and eventually dying. Left without treatment, the problem can cause swelling and pain in the mouth and jaw. In major cases, the tooth may need to be extracted.

Root Canal Symptoms

There are many symptoms that could reveal the need for root canal therapy. The following issues could be sign that infection has expanded the root of your tooth. However, these are just a guideline. If you are experiencing any of these problems, it important to book an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. The quicker you address potential dental problems, the greater chance the dentist has of fixing your teeth.

Severe tooth pain
Sensitivity to cold and hot that remains after exposure
Darkening of the tooth enamel
Swelling of the gums around the tooth
An abscess or large pimple near the tooth

What To Expect During A Root Canal

There is a popular belief that root canals are quite painful. This leads to many people avoiding having them done, which can result in the infection becoming more serious in the tooth. If the infection gets too severe, the dentist may not have an option but to extract the tooth. The truth is the majority of dental patients say that a root canal is no more painful than having dental fillings done. If the dentist suggests for you to have root canal therapy, make it a goal to have it done as quickly as possible.

The first step of root canal therapy is making the patient pleasant. This is managed through the use of local anesthetic. Similar to dental fillings, the dentist will start by administering a numbing gel to the gums. After the gel has time to take effect, anesthetic is administered into the gums to obstruct pain receptors. Be sure to notify your dentist if you begin to feel discomfort during the course of the procedure.

Next, the pulpectomy is executed. The dentist will make an opening in the tooth at the crown to achieve access to the inside of the tooth. Through this opening, they will extract the infected pulp from the tooth. Once removed, special files are used to clear out and broaden the canals in preparation to be filled. Once the tooth is prepared for filling, the inside of the tooth can be cleaned and disinfected.

The roots and tooth cavity may be filled with either temporary or long-term filler. Temporary filler is used to let the swelling in the tissue go down, and remains in place close to a week. Teeth that are given temporary filler are regularly covered with a cap up until the follow up to fill it permanently. Once the permanent filler is positioned, the tooth will be sealed off.
Post Treatment Care

Root canal therapy is highly successful once the tooth is repaired properly. Your dentist may set up a follow up appointment a few weeks following the treatment to keep track of the restoration process. It is essential that the patient practice top-notch oral health following the treatment. Cleaning your teeth and using floss daily are the best way to keep a healthy mouth at home. Make sure you keep your standard dental visits, because your dentist will use that time to follow up on the treated teeth.

GRELOT DENTAL GROUP

5920 Grelot Rd # B
Mobile, AL 36609

(251) 343-5974

HOURS

Monday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

LOCATION

We are located on Grelot Rd in between S University Blvd and Hillcrest Rd almost diagonal from the Circle K and Shell and close to Medal Of Honor Park.

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