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Root Canal Therapy – South Burlington, VT

Pain Relieved, Teeth Restored

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Each of your teeth are composed of three distinct layers: the enamel, the dentin, and the dental pulp. When the soft tissue, which is filled with blood vessels, connective tissue, and the nerve, is damaged, it can cause quite a toothache —the kind that can really ruin your day! Fortunately, our team at Green Mountain Dental can ease your pain with root canal therapy.

When Is a Root Canal Necessary?

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When tooth decay spreads past the enamel, a crack occurs, or you sustain an injury to your tooth, a simple filling will no longer effectively treat the root of the issue. Once the nerve is damaged or exposed, patients often feel symptoms like a dull ache, sharp throbbing, or tooth sensitivity, which can make eating, drinking, and everyday activities painful. At this point, your dentist will recommend root canal therapy to effectively treat and restore your tooth!

What Happens in a Root Canal Procedure?

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Did you know 15% of people in the U.S. put off vital dental procedures like root canals due to fear? Fortunately, understanding what to expect can help ease the anxiety of patients who are hesitant. To ensure you are comfortable throughout the process, your dentist in South Burlington will thoroughly numb your tooth before beginning the procedure. From there, they will access the interior of the tooth to locate the damaged tissue. Once it has been carefully removed, your dental team will disinfect the tooth before using a dental crown to fully restore it! Thanks to our years of experience and sedation options, this treatment is virtually painless, so now there’s no reason to fear a root canal.

What Can You Expect During the Healing Process?

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Following your procedure, it is natural to experience some discomfort, swelling, and minor bleeding. To avoid irritating your tooth, it is important to follow all the post-op instructions your dentist provides, including sticking to soft foods, carefully brushing, and getting plenty of rest. Throughout the whole process, our team will work closely with you to ensure you remain comfortable and heal properly. That way, we can answer any questions you have, monitor your symptoms, and ensure you are well on your way to a new and improved smile.

Are you ready to get rid of your persistent dental pain? Undergoing a root canal in South Burlington could be exactly what you need! Don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information or to request an appointment with our experienced staff.

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