Root Canals

Root Canal Surgery In Auburn & Lewiston, ME

Great Falls Dental Associates offers root canal surgeries to patients from the Greater Auburn-Lewiston area! We make it a top priority to make sure that each of our patients’ oral health is in great condition, but if you have one or more teeth that have been damaged or decayed to the point where a root canal is required, our dentists will be here to help! When we perform root canal surgeries, our team makes sure that the patient is comfortable and is experiencing as little pain as possible throughout the procedure! If you have any questions about root canal procedures or would like to schedule a consultation at Great Falls Dental Associates in Auburn, ME, please contact us today by calling us at (207) 784-4222 or by filling out the contact form on our website!


What Is A Root Canal Procedure?

Root canal surgeries are used to repair teeth that have been seriously damaged by physical trauma or decay. Without a root canal, these damaged teeth could otherwise lead to infections that can spread from the teeth into the jaw bone and throughout the body. The first step in a root canal procedure is to numb the tooth and the surrounding area of the mouth with a local anesthetic that will ensure the patient is kept comfortable and relatively pain-free. Next, the dentist will remove the infected pulp tissue from inside the damaged tooth and clean the area. A filling material will then be used to cover and seal the root canal, preventing future infections. Finally, a dental crown will be attached to the top of the tooth to restore the patient’s ability to chew, eat, and speak as normal, without experiencing any pain that the infected tooth was previously causing!

When Are Root Canals Necessary?

Root canal procedures are necessary when a tooth has been damaged to the point where the pulp has been affected, which is the innermost layer of a tooth that contains nerves & blood vessels. When a tooth cracks, breaks, or decays enough to expose the pulp, bacteria can enter it and cause infections. If a root canal procedure is not performed at this point, the infection can spread, causing potential tooth or bone loss and other serious health problems like strokes, sepsis, and heart attacks. Symptoms of a tooth’s pulp being damaged can include pain while eating, sensitivity to hot or cold liquids, swelling of the face or gums, and tooth discoloration. If you’re a resident of the Auburn-Lewiston area that believes you have a damaged tooth that may require a root canal procedure, please contact our office today by calling us at (207) 784-4222!


Schedule A Root Canal Procedure At Great Falls Dental Associates!

If you have any questions about root canals or would like to schedule a consultation and appointment at our office in Auburn, ME, please contact us today! Call our office at (207) 784-4222 or fill out the contact form on our website, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible!

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