Root canal therapy is a treatment designed to save teeth that are badly decayed or infected. When the soft inner part of a tooth, known as the pulp, is injured or infected, it can cause pain and swelling. Without treatment, the infection can worsen, leading to more serious oral health issues.

The process of root canal therapy involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from inside the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the space and then filling and sealing the tooth. This procedure not only relieves pain but also prevents the spread of infection and helps to save the tooth from extraction.

Many people worry that root canal therapy will be discomforting, but with advances in dental techniques and anesthesia, most patients report that the procedure is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. Our dentist and team prioritize your comfort and will be with you every step of the way, providing the care and support you need.

After the procedure, your tooth may feel sensitive for a few days, especially if there was pain or infection before the treatment. This discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications and we will give you all the guidance you need for a smooth and swift recovery.

Root canal therapy has a high success rate and can last a lifetime with proper care. Following your treatment, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices and schedule regular dental checkups. These steps are key to ensuring the health and longevity of your treated tooth and overall oral health.

Remember, root canal therapy in Fishers, Indiana, is not just a procedure — it is a pathway to relieving pain, preserving your natural tooth and maintaining your oral health. We are committed to providing you with a healing experience that is as positive and stress-free as possible at Dowden Family Dentistry. Let us be your partners in achieving a healthy, beautiful smile by calling us at 317-594-0461 to start your treatment with Dr. Roderick Dowden.