Endodontics is a specialty of Dentistry that involves diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures. Worcester Endodontists are Dentists with special post-graduate training in this field. At Pearla Dental our general Dentists perform endodontic treatment, such as root canals. There are several reasons why you may need a root canal, which is the removal of the nerve of your tooth. One reason could be a large cavity in which the decay invades the nerve or pulp of the tooth. Another reason could be a bridge or crown preparation and placement that could have caused nerve damage. Lastly, the nerve could have received trauma that in effect killed the nerve and caused an infection at the tip of the root resulting in the removal of the nerve.
Worcester Root Canal Dentist
A root canal is a non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. The injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.
This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to our Worcester endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated.