in Rocky Hill
Endodontics is a field of dentistry concerned with treating the inside of the tooth. This is usually required if a tooth is infected due to tooth decay, or if a tooth is damaged due to periodontal disease or an impact injury.
Dr. Niaz Ahmed of River Park Dental is an experienced general dentist, and he is able to perform common endodontic procedures such as root canals. With a caring, informative approach to dentistry and a dedication to minimally-invasive surgical practices, Dr. Ahmed is an ideal choice for endodontics in River Park, Hartford, Wethersfield and Cromwell.
River Park Dental – Specializing in Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is, by far, the most common type of endodontic procedure. Dr. Ahmed is highly qualified, and an expert at root canal therapy. He can treat both molars and frontal teeth, making him an ideal choice for root canals in Rocky Hill and Newington.
Understanding Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are usually required when the nerve pulp that is located inside the tooth is infected. Usually, the pulp and underlying ligaments and roots are protected by both the enamel and dentin of the tooth.
However, if the structural integrity of a tooth is damaged due to tooth decay, or an impact injury, this pulp may be exposed to bacteria in the mouth and become infected.
Root canal therapy is used to remove this infected pulp, and replace it with an inert material. The treatment is similar to having a cavity filled. First, Dr. Ahmed will clean the tooth, and make a small opening in the enamel before he scrapes out all of the infected material and cleans out the tooth’s interior.
After this, the pulp is replaced with a material called gutta percha, and is sealed with a temporary filling or crown. A permanent crown will then be placed at your next appointment and the procedure is complete.
Without a root canal, the infected tooth will continue to rot, and it will eventually fall out, which can cause extreme pain and other oral health complications.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Not sure if you need root canal therapy in Rocky Hill to treat an infected tooth? Some of the most common signs and symptoms that you may need root canal therapy include:
- Serious pain, throbbing and toothache
- Discoloration of a tooth or the surrounding gum tissue
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Pain when pressure is put on the tooth (biting, chewing, etc.)
- A change in tooth position
If you recognize one or more of these symptoms, your tooth may be infected, and you may need root canal therapy in River Park to save your tooth.
Get The Endodontic Treatment You Need Today!
Dr. Niaz Ahmed is an expert at endodontics in Rocky Hill, Berlin and the surrounding areas. If you believe you have a damaged or infected tooth, and you need a root canal, don’t wait. Get the treatment you need to save your tooth and avoid a tooth extraction.
You can schedule your first appointment by phone at (860) 785-8496, or drop by our office at 1111 Cromwell Ave., Ste. 203, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. If it’s a dental emergency, we’ll do our best to fit you in as soon as possible.