What is a Root Canal?

dentist in fairfield county | fairfield dental artsRoot canals have a bad reputation — but did you know that they are actually one of the best ways to preserve your natural smile? Despite what many people think, root canals actually leave patients with minimal discomfort. In fact, root canals are very similar to having a cavity filled!

When do patients need root canals?

After your tooth pulp becomes infected, it needs to be removed. Root canals help fix these deep infections, making it possible for you to save your natural tooth and restore your smile health.

What happens during a root canal?

During a root canal, the dentist will numb your tooth through the crown. Then, the infected area is cleaned and the unhealthy pulp is removed from your tooth. The canal is filled with a permanent material, keeping the tooth clean and free of contamination. The tooth is filled and a crown is placed on top of the tooth.

If you are experiencing any tooth pain, do not hesitate to reach out to our dental office. At Fairfield Dental Arts, we offer endodontic dental care that will help restore the health of your smile and help ease your discomfort. Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer or give us a call directly at 203-254-3780 to schedule your appointment.

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