If you are suffering from a large crack in your tooth, a cavity, severe oral pain, or a dental abscess, Dr. Casiglia might recommend gentle root canal therapy to help save the tooth. Our Salem office is equipped to complete this treatment in a comfortable and timely manner so that you will feel better - fast!
Suffer from dental anxiety? At Essex Street Dental Medicine, we offer safe oral sedation options to help you relax during root canal therapy.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures, performed well over 14 million times each year in the United States alone. This treatment is designed to help save your natural teeth and to keep you from needing dental implants or bridges in the future.
During root canal therapy, Dr. Casiglia will remove the living tissue inside your tooth, including the nerves, and excise any bacteria or decay. After this step is completed, we will clean out the chamber, treat it with a medicated material, and then fill it.
This treatment is designed to restore the previously damaged tooth to its full function, and usually lasts a lifetime!
Do I Need A Root Canal?
After a thorough examination, Dr. Casiglia may recommend a root canal if you’re experiencing:
- Swelling and tenderness of your gums
- Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
- An abscess on your gums
- Sharp pain when biting down or chewing
These signs can indicate that decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, resulting in infection or an abscess inside the tooth or at the root.
The CEREC Difference
Most practices have you wear a temporary crown and make you wait 2 weeks while an off-site lab creates your permanent crown. At Essex Street Dental Medicine, we use advanced CEREC technology to fabricate your crown on the very same day of your root canal!
Schedule Your Consultation With Essex Street Dental Medicine Today
If you have a cracked tooth or crown, or if you are experiencing pain, schedule an emergency appointment with Dr. Casiglia as soon as possible.
Dental abscesses, cracked teeth, and large cavities cannot heal themselves. Call our Salem, MA dental office today!