Root Canal Therapy - Venice, FL
Advancements in Root Canal Therapy
Whether you once had a painful root canal or you simply have heard they are painful, you may fear going to the dentist if you have a tooth infection. However, changes in technology and the way dentists provide this service has made it so that you feel less pain and get through the procedure much quicker.
Nickel Titanium Files
It used to be that dentists used stainless steel files to clean the root canal area, but those files were susceptible to breaking and could only remove some of the infection. Today, nickel titanium is used because it is more flexible.
Modern Dental Instruments
The modern dental instruments your dentist uses today are stronger and faster than older instruments, which means more control and the ability to create a better shape for the root canal. Ultrasonic instruments are also popular and help to ensure the root is properly cleaned before filling.
The apex, which is the very end of your tooth’s root, should be cleaned. In the past, if the dentist could not locate the apex, he or she could not remove the entire infection. Electronic apex locators now measure the root and use sound waves to find the apex, which means a cleaner starting point for the procedure.
Advancements in anesthetics now make it easier for a dentist to numb the entire tooth during the procedure. Sedation dentistry is also an option now, which is helpful for patients who fear the dental chair or who have medical conditions that make it difficult for them to sit still for long periods of time.
Waterside Dental provides service for patients who need a root canal in Venice, FL. If you are suffering tooth pain, contact our dentist today.