If your tooth is infected or damaged severely, it may be necessary for you to undergo root canal therapy and receive a crown in order to save the tooth. By performing this procedure and restoring your tooth, you will be able to maintain the structural integrity and appearance of your smile—avoiding the need for a more invasive procedure, such as an extraction.
At Dental Arts of Avon, our skilled Avon, CT team is ready to help you restore your smile following serious decay or damage. With our help, you’ll be smiling again in no time with a restoration that blends so well, even you may forget it’s there!
what is a root canal?
When a tooth has been severely damaged or has become infected, a root canal may be the only treatment that can save it. The root canal procedure involves removing the inner part of the tooth, which is known as the pulp; the pulp contains nerves and damaged or infected tissue. While the pulp is considered the part of the tooth that keeps it alive, once it is removed, the tooth can still function. Upon removing the pulp from the tooth, we carefully clean the inside of the tooth and each of the root canals before sealing the tooth closed.
Once the root canal is complete, we will place a crown on the tooth to protect it and restore its function and appearance.
what is a crown?
A dental crown is a restoration that encapsulates the entire tooth, protecting it from further damage. Due to the fact that your tooth is so vulnerable following root canal treatment, a crown is a very important component of your smile restoration process. At Dental Arts of Avon, we use high-quality materials to create dental crowns that look and feel just like your natural teeth. We will work with you to choose a shade of tooth-colored restoration that will blend in seamlessly with your smile.
signs of a tooth infection
A root canal may be necessary if you experience any of the following symptoms.
- Severe toothache or pain when chewing
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling or tenderness in the gums
- A small, pimple-like bump on the gums
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact our office right away, so we can provide you with an evaluation. The sooner we can treat the infection, the better your chances are of saving your tooth.
restoring your smile to perfection
When you choose Dental Arts of Avon for your root canal and crown, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Our team members are highly skilled and experienced professionals who have helped countless patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. We are proud to offer root canal therapy and dental crowns as part of our comprehensive list of services, and we are dedicated to providing each of our patients with the individualized treatment they need to achieve their smile’s full health and aesthetic potential.
If you think you may need a root canal and crown, or if you have any other questions about our services, we encourage you to contact our office today. We would be more than happy to answer your questions and help you schedule an appointment.