Root Canal Therapy in Plattsburgh
Sometimes, a filling or crown just isn’t enough when you’re trying to restore health to a badly decayed tooth. At True North Dental Group, our doctors want to help you maintain a fully natural smile, if at all possible – that’s why we offer root canal therapy as an effective last resort. Our dedication to modern technology and comfort will help you feel at ease throughout the procedure, and we know you’ll be impressed by your treated tooth’s new strength and function. Dr. Tom Gerner and Dr. Craig Heins love being able to make your dental visits fun! Contact our Plattsburgh location today to schedule your first appointment.
How do I know if I need root canal therapy?
Here are some common signs and symptoms you may experience:
- Significant pain that affects a certain tooth when chewing your food
- Oral sensitivity to changes in temperature
- A tooth suddenly becoming darker in color
- Red and/or badly inflamed gums that are located around a certain tooth
- Numbness in the gums around a certain tooth
However, the only way to be truly confident about the care you need is by visiting True North Dental Group for a check-up. Dr. Gerner or Dr. Heins evaluate your condition and provide personal recommendations for treatment so the damage that’s been done is dealt with as effectively and conveniently as possible.
The Treatment Process
Root canal therapy will involve our team carefully accessing the inner chamber of your tooth, thoroughly cleaning away diseased pulp and dangerous bacteria from the canals in question. We’ll replace it with a perfectly biocompatible substance and then seal the tooth shut again to minimize the risks of further infection occurring. Finally, in most cases, a custom, all-ceramic crown can seamlessly restore any damaged or lost tooth structure helping you maintain a natural tooth that both looks and feels great.
Many patients have heard of root canal therapy’s bad reputation, but today, most people say that the procedure hurts no more than receiving a typical filling. You’ll also be sure to enjoy its high success rate and long-lasting effects; in fact, plenty of treated teeth thrive for the rest of your life, given that they’re cared for properly with professional check-ups and diligent at-home care.