Root Canal in Windsor CT
What is a root canal?
A root canal is a simple treatment that saves a tooth when its pulp has become infected. The pulp is at the center of your tooth and is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, or cracks and chips. Various symptoms of the infection may include visible injury or swelling of the tooth and sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth or gums.
How is a root canal performed?
If you experience any of these symptoms, we will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. We begin by removing the injured pulp and thoroughly cleaning and sealing the root canal system. This therapy is usually completed in 1-3 visits depending on the complexity of your nerve anatomy.
For the procedure, you will be well-numbed. If you are anxious about having the treatment done, you should let us know ahead of time and we can set up for you to have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) during your appointment. Our patients are able to drive home after treatment and comfortably return to normal activity right away.