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Tooth infections can happen to anyone. The important thing is to act quickly and get treatment. Your Hamden, Connecticut dentist may recommend a root canal procedure for a severely infected tooth. Contrary to popular opinion, root canals are not painful procedures. At Pearl Dental Care, Hamden, Connecticut, Drs. Gary and Scott Pearl use local anesthesia for this procedure to give you a comfortable, painless treatment. Knowing what to expect from root canal treatment can help reduce any fear or anxiety you may have about this procedure.
The first step is a thorough oral exam to determine the state of your oral health. Your Hamden dentists will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums for signs of decay, paying close attention to painful tooth issues. We’ll take X-rays to diagnose oral infections and determine the extent of damage an infection has caused to a tooth. A root canal may be recommended to save the tooth if the infection has reached the pulp and tooth roots. Your Hamden dentist will discuss this procedure with you and schedule a date for treatment.
On the date of your treatment, we will take the following steps for your procedure:
Root canals are a safe and effective way to treat severely decayed teeth and restore their usefulness. To schedule a consultation with Drs. Gary and Scott Pearl, for a root canal procedure, contact Pearl Dental Care, Hamden, Connecticut, at (203) 285-8245.