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Root Canal Therapy – Worcester, MA

Relieving Your Pain and Preserving Your Natural Smile

When patients hear their emergency dentist in Worcester say the words “root canal,” they immediately panic because of all the terrible rumors that they’ve heard about the procedure. At University Dental Group, we go out of our way to preserve our patients’ natural smiles, keep their oral health intact, and provide them with a comfortable and pain-free experience. Our skilled dentists will work to erase your pain caused by tooth infections so you can keep your original pearly white. We also offer emergency dental services and will do everything we can to fit you in our appointment schedule the same day you call, because we don’t want you to have to stomach severe oral pain. 

Why Choose University Dental Group For Root Canal Therapy?

  • Experienced Emergency Dentist
  • Convenient Appointment Hours
  • Prioritizing Patient Comfort

The Process of Getting a Root Canal

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Before your dentist decides a root canal in Worcester is the best treatment option for you, we’ll thoroughly examine your teeth and gums. We may even take images of your mouth to get a better look at the infected tooth. We’ll then create a small opening in your tooth to access the inner chamber of it, called the pulp. This is the area that has been infected and attacked by harmful oral bacteria, causing you severe pain. When we gain access, we will remove the infected pulp and sanitize the inner portion of your tooth, making sure that no harmful oral bacteria remain.

Using a biocompatible resin, we will fill the inside of your tooth to seal it off and prevent any further damage. Finally, to strengthen and restore the shape of the damaged tooth, we will top it off with a customized dental crown made to be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Using dental cement, we will permanently attach it to your prepared natural tooth so you can eat and speak without experiencing any discomfort or pain.

Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy

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It can be difficult to know if you need a root canal until you visit our dental office. However, there are some signs you can look out for if you’re unsure, including:

  • Severe toothache that won’t go away.
  • Pimple-like bump on the gums near your affected tooth.
  • Sensitivity to extreme temperatures.
  • Tenderness while chewing.
  • Tooth darkening.

The Cost of Root Canals

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Every patients’ mouth is different, which means that each treatment plan can drastically vary. The best way to learn the specific cost of root canal therapy is to visit your dentist for an examination first. During your appointment, we will walk you through your treatment plan, discuss restorative options, and go over the cost of your procedure.

Caring For Your Treated Tooth

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Taking care of your treated tooth properly will help you extend the lifespan of your dental crown and prevent any additional damage from occurring. The following day or two after your procedure, you may notice lingering discomfort while you’re getting used to the way your treated tooth feels. Be sure to take any prescribed medication from your dentist and visit them if you notice that the pain won’t go away. Some other ways to care for your treated tooth, include:

  • Brush twice each day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss your teeth every day.
  • Avoid sticky, chewy, and hard foods that could damage your crown.
  • Rinse with antibacterial mouthwash daily.
  • Visit University Dental Group every six months for your checkups and cleanings.

If you have any additional questions or concerns after your procedure, be sure to contact our office. We will address them as soon as possible so you don’t have to sit in distress. We also offer convenient appointment hours Monday through Saturday, so you don’t have to ignore your oral pain or discomfort because you aren’t able to take off of work.