Root Canal

When your teeth become severely damaged or decayed, extraction might start to seem like the only solution – but it doesn’t have to be!

Dr. Mary Ann Chang may be able to restore full health, structure, and aesthetic to your suffering tooth with the help of root canal therapy.

RCT has earned a scary reputation over the years, but with the help of the latest dental technology and anesthesia, the procedure is highly effective. We’re here to help your smile thrive again!

How do I know if I need root canal therapy?

Here are some common symptoms that you can look for at home that may suggest a tooth could be in need of RCT:

Discoloration (the darkening) of a tooth

Severe pain that is felt specifically when chewing or applying pressure to a tooth

Gums that are swollen, irritated, and/or red around a specific tooth

Intense sensitivity to excessively cold or hot temperatures, even after the source is gone

Of course, it’s also very important to keep in mind that some cases may exhibit only mild symptoms or even ones that are nearly invisible to an untrained eye. That’s where our dedicated dental team comes in. By maintaining regular check-ups, you’ll allow us to keep an eye out for tell-tale signs of injury or decay through your evaluations and then provide the necessary treatment as soon as possible so as to preserve your oral health.

How does the process work?

Dr. Chang and her team will first create an opening through which she can access the inner chamber of your affected tooth, allowing for the thorough removal of any and all diseased pulp, infection, and bacteria. Then, the area is sealed off so that further damage-causing agents can’t gain access.

Finally, our office will create a beautiful, new porcelain crown that will restore your tooth’s structure and give you back the complete, natural look and revitalized oral health you’ve been sorely missing.

A very high percentage of teeth treated with root canal therapy go on to last for the rest of the patient’s life, as long as they’re cared for properly with an oral hygiene routine at home and regular check-ups.

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