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By Dentistry With A Smile, LLC
September 20, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you experiencing pain and swelling from decayed or injured teeth? You may have a very deep cavity and require a root canal. Dentistry With a Smile is your local source for root canal treatment in Fall River, MA. Dr. Suhair Shamoon is an experienced endodontist that will make your experience as comfortable as possible.

What Is a Root Canal?

This is a procedure that rids your tooth pulp and root of the infection. An endodontist such as Dr. Shamoon will carefully remove any infected or injured pulp inside your tooth. Once all infection is cleared, our staff will fill and seal the tooth. Depending on how much tooth structure remains, we may also put a cap on your tooth to further protect it.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

If your tooth pulp or root becomes injured or infected, it is time for a root canal in our office. Here are some common causes of a root canal:

  • Bad crown
  • Cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Deep tooth decay/cavity
  • Injury

Benefits of a Root Canal

Root canals are often thought of as painful. However, our staff will provide comfortable and relaxing root canal treatment in Fall River, MA. If an injured or infected tooth is not properly treated, it may abscess and cause other problems. It will further decay and may need to be pulled. A root canal allows you to save your original teeth. Pulled teeth result in unsightly and inconvenient gaps.

A missing tooth will also cause other teeth to shift - this will create misalignment. Misaligned teeth will produce a crooked smile. Shifted teeth will also affect your bite. It is more cost-effective and convenient to save your natural teeth whenever possible.

If you are ready for root canal treatment in Fall River, MA, call our office at (508) 672-6471. Come to Dentistry With a Smile where Dr. Shamoon will perform this procedure with care and expertise.

By Dentistry With A Smile, LLC
May 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: Root Canal  

Find out what situations warrant needing root canal treatment in Fall River.root canal

If you have come in complaining of a toothache, then our Fall River, MA, dentist, Dr. Suhair Shamoon, may have told you that you need to get a root canal. What happened? Why do you need a root canal? What is the purpose of this procedure and what happens if you decide not to get one? We are here to answer all of your questions about the common dental procedure.

What is root canal treatment?

Unlike cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatment isn’t an elective dental procedure designed to improve the look of your smile. A root canal is a restorative treatment that is meant to preserve as much of your tooth as possible after decay, infection, or trauma.

When decay, trauma, or an infection has invaded a tooth and affected the dental pulp the pulp will actually begin to deteriorate, causing bacteria to quickly grow within the tooth. These bacteria can cause a dental infection if the problem isn’t caught soon enough. To prevent the bacteria from completely destroying the tooth we will go inside the tooth to remove the pulp and to disinfect the pulp chamber.

Once this is complete, we will need to rebuild and fill the inside of the tooth to restore function and strength back into the tooth. Once the inside of the tooth is filled we will most likely need to place a dental crown over the tooth to provide further protection.

What if I don’t get a root canal?

If you ignore the dental issue altogether and don’t get a root canal, the infection will continue to spread not just throughout the toot but also the roots and surrounding area. Over time, this will leave the tooth so damaged that the only option will be to extract it and replace it. The infection can cause some pretty serious complications to the jawbone, surrounding teeth, gums, and even the brain.

Do you have questions about getting root canal treatment? Are you dealing with dental pain or other symptoms? If so, it’s the right time to call Dentistry with a Smile in Fall River, MA, for the immediate treatment and care you need. Call us today.