Root Canal Owings Mills, MD

Root Canal An Overview

Do you have excruciating tooth pain or a toothache that won’t go away? Are you wondering why your tooth hurts? It can be a sign of serious tooth decay.

When patients are experiencing an infected tooth, they are often in a lot of pain. Root canal infections cause the inner pulp of the tooth to become inflamed causing painful symptoms. Patients may find it difficult to eat or conduct their daily activities. Some try to medicate the pain away with Tylenol or similar pain relievers. Although they may reduce the pain for a few hours, they are only covering the pain, not addressing the root cause.

Fortunately, catching tooth decay in the earliest stages of development allows for the most conservative tooth cavity treatment options. Once the inner pulp of the tooth becomes infected, a root canal is often the best treatment option. Owings Mills Dental Care offers root canal treatments to restore health and stability to the infected tooth without the need for an extraction, supporting long-term bite stability.

Root canal treatments are often talked about as a painful procedure. What many patients may not realize is that it is the infection itself, not the procedure, that is causing them discomfort. The root canal procedure often relieves patients of the pain they are experiencing by removing the infected and inflamed pulp from the tooth. Once Dr. Chibb has cleared the infected pulp from the tooth, the patient typically feels immediate pain relief from their symptoms. At Owings Mills Dental Care we restore patient’s oral health by using the least invasive treatment plan possible.

At Owings Mills Dental Care we always strive to provide the most conservative, and effective treatment options available to restore patient’s oral health. Whenever possible, Dr. Chibb will preserve as much of the natural smile as possible to help support long-term oral health.

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Root Canal What to Expect

The root canal procedure is a conservative, simple, and routine dental treatment. Root canals are typically performed in just one visit to our Owings Mills, MD dentist office. Most patients will receive a local anesthetic so they are comfortable and relaxed during their root canal treatment.

Dr. Chibb will create a tiny hole in the back of the infected tooth. Through this hole, he will use a unique tool to scrape out the diseased tooth pulp. Once the tooth is free of decay, the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and then filled with a biocompatible resin. The resin will help to stabilize the tooth and to seal out bacteria to help prevent future infection.

The majority of patients who receive a root canal will also receive a custom dental crown. The dental crown covers all sides of the treated tooth and helps to support the long-term stability of the bite. Made from high-quality dental resin, dental crowns are custom designed to blend with the natural smile for a beautiful and durable result.