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Endodontics – Root Canal
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Each tooth contains a pulp chamber and canals, which are commonly known collectively as the nerve of the tooth. When decay and infection break through the layers of your teeth and get to the pulp, a root canal is needed. Untreated teeth can lead to severe swelling and abscesses (pus formation).

  • If you have a tooth that has suffered trauma or excessive decay, you should know that you can still save that tooth! Come see our team in Baton Rouge to investigate the possibility of a Root Canal to restore your tooth’s health
  • Our dentists follow careful, proven, and trusted methods to ensure a safe root canal treatment, sealing off the potential for further damage and helping restore the tooth in question
  • Our caring staff will work with you to ensure you are comfortable and confident in the chair; you can rest easy in the experienced hands of Tiger Smile Family Dentistry

The only options for treating an infected pulp are either a root canal or a tooth extraction. The root canal procedure cleans out the pulp canals in the roots of your teeth and seals it off, creating a sterile environment and allowing you to save that tooth. It is essentially getting a filling for the roots of your teeth. There are several reasons why root canals would be indicated:

  • Severe decay
  • Trauma or injury to the tooth
  • Infection from periodontal disease

Root canals are the preferred treatment because you will be able to still function properly with that tooth for the rest of your life and also preserve the bone underneath it. Extracting the tooth could lead to bone loss, movement of teeth, poor function, and poor esthetics.

The most common symptoms of an infected pulp are a random throbbing pain in the jaw, pain with pressure, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold, and the presence of a fistula (small bubble of pus) on the gums in front of the infected tooth.

Digital radiographs would be taken to check for a dark area of infection at the root tip. Treatment may take two or more visits, depending on the severity of the infection. A crown is recommended to protect the tooth from fracturing after the root canal treatment is complete.



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Our experienced Baton Rouge dental professionals  are ready provide careful methods and procedures for a safe root canal treatment. Here with us, you will feel at ease despite your dread of getting such procedure. We understand your worries and anxiety over your root canal procedure. Every patient is different when it comes to dealing with our procedure, so we’ll make sure to adjust to your needs. Don’t hesitate to talk to us, especially if you’re not fully comfortable of the treatment.



The Root Canal Treatment Process


Keep in mind that root canals don’t cause pain, instead, they, relieve it. However, a patient will feel a discomfort, especially if there’s an infection or pain prior to the procedure. Your dentist will be able to prescribe you over the counter medication to alleviate the pain.

  1. This treatment starts by removing the infected or inflamed pulp
  2. An opening is made in the tooth’s crown.
  3. Files & treatment fluids are used.
  4. The roots of the tooth are filled to prevent reinfection.
  5. A temporary filling will be placed in the opening of the tooth. Later on, a permanent crown will be placed at your second appointment.

Taking care of your teeth after the treatment is important: You should not bite or chew with your teeth until they’re restored by your dentist. Don’t forget to brush and floss your teeth regularly, as well as cleanings and checkups.

We have dental tools and procedures to keep your dental health in check and get the job done.  Root canal treatment is one of the endodontics treatments and services in Baton Rouge that we offer and we know that it’s important that root canals must be tended to immediately to prevent any further damage to your teeth. This is one of the essential procedures to maintain your dental health.

Safe and Gentle Process for Everyone

We are local here, which means that you can guarantee a solid relationship with us and you can come to us anytime should there be any emergencies.

Here at Tiger Smile Family Dentistry, we provide care and comfort for our patients. See our Baton Rouge dental treatments. Call us today to set an appointment!

4.0 Rating From 1 Reviews.
on 15, Feb 2018
I was dreadful of my root canal procedure when I visited a dentist near my place and she told me that I needed to get a root canal. Of course, I didn't want to go through with it because I heard it's painful so I settled for a second opinion. I visited Tiger Smile & they said the same thing. The difference is, when I was talking to the dentist who will do the procedure, I felt at ease right away. He explained everything to me so I will be more prepared & knowing the actual procedure somehow made me feel comfortable because I have an idea of what's going to happen and how long it's going to take. During the procedure, there was some discomfort of course, but the process went smoothly & as gentlly as possible. And because of that, I never switched dentists. And I highly recommend this endodontist if you're in Baton Rouge and you need a root canal procedure!
Nona Fitz

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