Root Canal Therapy
One of the more surprising truths about dentistry is that root canal therapy helps alleviate your dental pain. Since so many inaccurately attribute their discomfort to the treatment and not the initial infection, patients may be reluctant to visit the dentist to remedy this complication.
Our dentist Dr. Stephen Gianino utilizes state-of-the-art tools and equipment to provide painless root canal therapy in Littleton. For precise and comfortable treatment of toothaches, call our office today to set up an appointment.
Reasons for Root Canal Therapy
Whether your tooth pain is caused by an untreated cavity or trauma from an injury, root canal therapy may be necessary. This effective endodontic remedy not only eliminates pain caused by the infection, it saves the natural tooth and restores it to proper function. By saving the original tooth, you avoid complications involved with an extraction. Missing teeth alter your bite, cause misalignment, and eventually lead to jaw deterioration.
Not only has Dr. Gianino provided painless root canal therapy to his patients for over 30 years, he’s also taught other professionals about endodontics. He’s passionate about advanced care and has furnished our office with equipment that includes precise hand tools to ensure the infection is completely cleared so you can enjoy a healthy and comfortable smile.
How a Root Canal is Performed
Once it’s determined the pulp inside the tooth has become infected, Dr. Gianino will discuss the root canal therapy process and answer any questions you may have. We generally schedule two appointments to fully administer your treatment, though we do also offer same day and emergency root canal services in certain circumstances.
The procedure begins by applying anesthesia to numb the area so the tooth can be repaired while patients are comfortable. Using the finest hand tools available, Dr. Gianino creates a small opening in the top of the tooth to cleansing the affected area and wash away any damaged pulp. Dr. Gianino is extensively trained in the process of root canal therapy and has even taught other professionals at The University of Milan.
The goal of root canal therapy is to restore the health of your tooth, allowing for lasting beauty and function. Once Dr. Gianino completes the procedure, he provides you with comprehensive guidelines to properly care for your teeth after a root canal. In addition to a renewed commitment to brushing and flossing, we recommend you schedule regular cleanings and exams to maintain your newly restored smile.
Make an Appointment in Littleton Today
Dr. Gianino believes taking care of the finer details is what ensures a successful treatment process for his patients. If you live in Littleton, Westford, Groton, or surrounding communities, and have questions about root canal therapy, call us today to set up an appointment!