We’ve put together everything you need to know about root canals, from understanding what a root canal is and the procedure itself to achieving pain relief with modern techniques and creating a comfortable experience throughout your root canal. We’ll explore how a root canal saves your tooth, why a crown is needed afterward, and the latest advancements that ensure minimal discomfort during the procedure.

What is a Root Canal

A root canal is a dental procedure performed when the pulp inside a tooth becomes damaged or infected. Pulp is the soft tissue containing nerves and blood vessels, and plays a vital role in tooth health. However, when it’s compromised, it can lead to significant pain and dental issues. It is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist or endodontist if you are experiencing any kind of tooth pain to avoid developing an infection and save your tooth. 

The Root Canal Procedure:

At East Coast Endodontics, we specialize in performing root canal procedures with precision and care. During the treatment, our experienced endodontists carefully remove the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth, alleviating pain and preventing further complications. Following this, we meticulously clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth, ensuring all harmful bacteria are eliminated. To complete the process, we fill and seal the space to prevent future infections.  

The Importance of a Crown after a Root Canal:

In many cases, a tooth that has undergone a root canal will require a crown. This protective cap ensures the tooth remains strong and functions optimally. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive care by working closely with your general dentist, who will place your crown, to safeguard your oral health.

Root Canal Pain Relief Using Modern Techniques and Creating a Comfortable Experience: 

At East Coast Endodontics, we understand that the thought of a root canal may evoke anxiety for some patients. However, with our state-of-the-art techniques like GentleWave® root canal procedures and anesthesia options, including local anesthesia and IV sedation, we strive to ensure a comfortable experience. Rest assured, a root canal at East Coast Endodontics is typically no more uncomfortable than receiving a regular filling. 

A root canal performed by East Coast Endodontics is a vital solution for rescuing your tooth and maintaining a healthy, pain-free smile. Trust our experienced team to provide compassionate care and exceptional results. Contact East Coast Endodontics today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward optimal dental health. 

Endodontics & Endodontists

Endodontics & Endodontists

Endodontics is a specific type of dentistry concerned with the tooth pulp (aka the inside of a tooth), which consists of living blood vessels and connective tissue. The tooth pulp is the most important part of the tooth. What is Endodontics? Endodontics is essentially...

About the Author

Dr. Harris has been a practicing dentist since 2005. In 2012, he received his Master’s of Science in Dentistry and a certificate in Endodontics. He founded East Coast Endodontics shortly after receiving his master’s degree. He also currently holds a part-time position as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Endodontics department at Virginia Commonwealth University. View his full bio.