Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are fairly simple and straightforward treatments, and our highly accomplished and caring Gladstone dentists are more than capable of performing them while also ensuring that our patients are comfortable throughout the process.
A root canal is a procedure that is used to salvage a tooth that has been badly damaged by decay or infection. If the pulp or nerves in your teeth become infected, then it is time for a root canal.
A root canal usually takes one to two visits to complete. First, the dentist will numb the tooth. Then they will use a special drill to bore an access hole into the tooth. Using special cleaning devices, the dentist will remove all of the decay and debris all the way down the root canal. After all of the nastiness has been cleaned and removed, the dentist will fill the inside of the tooth with a rubber substance called “gutta percha”. After the inner tooth has been filled, the dentist will seal the drill hole in the tooth with a filling or a crown.
We are able to perform a variety of complex dental procedures. We do crowns, bridges, fillings, Onlays/Inlays, fluoride treatments, prophylaxis, tooth implants, tooth extractions, orthodontic evaluations as well as oral cancer screenings. No dental problem is too big or complicated for us to handle!