However, you may not experience any negative symptoms if the infection only affects a tooth with a dead nerve. We can detect these issues during routine X-rays and exams. Come in to our office every six months for cleaning and prevention.
At Rose City Dental, our dentists typically perform root canals over the course of two appointments. On the first visit, we create an access hole in the tooth's surface. This hole allows us to remove the pulp causing your symptoms. We then clean the procedure site and use antibiotics to resolve any existing infection and prevent future infections. At the end of this appointment, we fit your tooth with a temporary filling.
Between one and two weeks later, we remove that temporary filling. This allows us to thoroughly clean the access point, apply sealant, and place a permanent filling. We then fit the tooth with a crown, which protects it from future damage.
If you experience any of the symptoms listed above or your dentist recommends the procedure, call Rose City. Schedule your root canal at our Portland, Oregon office to end your tooth pain.