Dr. Semashko of Endodontics in Cranberry treats patients every day who require root canal therapy to repair and save damaged or infected teeth. Instead of performing an extraction, a root canal saves a patient’s tooth, and is the preferred treatment for many dental issues.
After preparing the tooth site, Dr. Semashko first removes any visible decay. Then, he creates an opening through the crown to gain access to the dental chamber. He next removes diseased or infected material and will enlarge or reshape the root if needed.
Once cleaned and dried, the interior canals are filled with sealer paste, a rubber compound and a dental filling. The final step entails restoring or covering the existing tooth with a crown. Shortly after the root canal, patients commonly experience some discomfort during the first few days following the procedure. That normally goes away within a few days. If it doesn’t, give Dr. Semashko a call.
Endodontics in Cranberry uses surgical microscopes, electric hand pieces, surgical microscopes, and electronic apex locators to provide their patients with the best, and most comfortable, root canal experience possible. Having advanced equipment can enlarge the images of the tooth and the roots, allowing Dr. Semashko to clearly see every part of the treatment as he performs root canal therapy. This specialized equipment also allows a faster treatment time–which in turn produces a satisfied patient.
Don’t forget to return to your family dentist to get your crown fitted. When a root canal is performed, it weakens the structure of the tooth. A crown that looks just like your original tooth is placed on top of the tooth with the root canal, and you can now bite down and chew as you did prior to surgery.
Call Endodontics in Cranberry for all root canal treatment, endodontic surgery, or endodontic retreatment.