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Root Canal Therapy – Newton Centre, MA

We Can Help Save Your Natural Teeth

Root canals are often associated with pain – but the real pain comes with living from a badly damaged or infected tooth! Root canal therapy actually helps relieve dental pain by removing bacteria infections from inside the tooth and strengthening the remaining tooth structure. That is why millions of Americans opt to undergo root canal therapy every year to save their natural teeth from decay or infection. If you are suffering from severe dental pain, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aissa today!

When a Root Canal is Needed?

Woman with dental pain

Root canal therapy is a treatment designed to relieve severe dental pain and save natural teeth that are badly decayed or infected. Also known as endodontic treatment, root canals target the soft tissue inside the tooth – called the pulp – which contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. Pulp inflammation or infection can be caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures, a crack or chip in the tooth or an injury to the tooth.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should ask Dr. Aissa about root canal therapy:

  • Severe dental pain, especially when chewing or biting
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Swollen or tender lymph nodes
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Heightened sensitivity to hot or cold

What to Expect During a Root Canal

Tooth root canal

A root canal can typically be accomplished in just one or two visits to our conveniently-located Newton Centre office.

At the start of the procedure, Dr. Aissa will administer local anesthesia to numb the tooth and prevent you from feeling any pain or discomfort.

Next, he will use a very small drill to make a small hole in the top of your tooth. This hole will allow Dr. Aissa to clear away the damaged or infected pulp inside and shape the inner chamber of the tooth and root. 

Once the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and dried, it will be filled with a biocompatible material and the opening in your tooth will be closed with a temporary filling.

A few weeks after the procedure, we will welcome you back to our office so Dr. Aissa can place a permanent crown restoration on top of the tooth, returning it to its full form and function.

The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal procedure

One of the greatest benefits of root canal therapy is that it will eliminate your severe dental pain! If you have been suffering from extreme discomfort from an infected or damaged tooth, root canal therapy can dramatically improve your daily quality of life.

In addition to relieving dental pain, other benefits of a root canal in Newtown Centre include:

  • Avoiding tooth extraction and instead saving as much natural tooth structure as possible
  • Preventing the spread of infection to other teeth
  • The ability to chew and bite food pain-free just a few days after the procedure

Caring for Teeth after Root Canal Therapy

Dentist talking to patient

You may feel some tenderness in your mouth near the root canal site for a few days after the procedure is complete. These symptoms are temporary and can typically be treated with over-the-counter pain relief medication.

In addition, chewing hard or crunchy foods may be a bit painful in the first few days afterwards, so we recommend you stick to eating soft foods initially.

It is also important that you take proper care of your newly-restored tooth by practicing excellent oral hygiene. Brush all your teeth twice a day for a full two minutes each time and floss at least once a day. In addition, be sure to visit a dentist in Newton Centre every six months for regular checkups. If you follow these simple but important steps, your tooth restored through root canal therapy can last a lifetime!