Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Rochester

Root canals in RochesterConstant, severe tooth pain can negatively impact your life and make it hard to accomplish even simple tasks. At the office of Susan Bracker, DDS, we offer gentle and effective root canal treatments to save your natural teeth and get rid of infection. Our primary goal is to provide treatments you can trust to restore and preserve your oral health. With our root canal therapy (RCT), you can get the relief you're looking for and once again live your life without discomfort.

When you schedule your visit, we'll always treat you as a member of our family. We've equipped our office with the latest dental technology to ensure efficient treatments and reduce healing times. If you need root canal therapy in Rochester, our team has the skills and expertise to restore your oral health. We can also provide retreatments for our patients of record. Get in touch with our office today to schedule your appointment!


What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is a procedure that allows dentists to treat a severely infected tooth while keeping the tooth structure intact. Factors such as medication, age, genetics, lifestyle, and trauma can weaken or cause damage to your enamel. As a result, bacteria can enter your tooth's inner chamber and cause an infection. Root canal therapy involves removing all the diseased tissue, commonly known as the tooth pulp, from the root canal chamber. The primary goal of root canal therapy is to maintain your tooth for as long as possible.

Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

Rochester root canal therapyThere are several warning signs of tooth infection. If you or a loved one notice any of these symptoms, be sure to schedule a dental visit immediately. If not treated promptly, the infection can spread or worsen and reduce the success rate of our RCT.

Common symptoms of tooth infection that may call for root canal treatment include:

  • Sudden and unexpected tooth pain
  • Swollen or constantly bleeding gums
  • Darkening tooth enamel
  • Sensitivity to cold or hot foods and beverages
  • Pain while chewing

Our Rochester Root Canal Therapy Process

Dr. Bracker always begins root canal therapy by conducting a thorough exam. Once she's determined the cause of your health issues, she will explain your treatment options and answer your questions. By providing you with all the information about our services, we help you make the right decision for your oral health.

Here is what our root canal therapy procedure looks like:

  1. We use digital x-rays to map out the affected tooth and supporting tissue.
  2. We apply an anesthetic to numb the area surrounding your tooth and maximize your comfort during the procedure.
  3. The infected tissue and bacteria are removed from the inside of the root canal.
  4. The tooth is filled with an antibacterial solution and then sealed to minimize the chances of further infections.
  5. We complete the treatment with a dental filling or crown to prevent further infection or damage.

We typically use dental crowns to complete our root canal treatment. We will provide a temporary crown to protect your tooth while our trusted dental lab creates a custom, permanent crown. If your tooth ultimately cannot be saved, we may recommend a tooth extraction. Afterward, we'll complete your smile with a tooth-colored restoration such as a bridge or single dental implant.

Prompt Care for Tooth Infection

Root canal treatment in RochesterIf you call because of a dental emergency, such as severe pain, we strive to set up same-day appointments whenever possible. Even after office hours, you can contact our dentist, and we will do our best to meet your needs quickly and effectively. If you require immediate assistance, our team is happy to set up an after-hours appointment for patients of record.

Dr. Bracker has the skills and experience to do most root canal therapies in-house. However, if you have a particularly complex case, we can refer you to a trusted endodontist. Our goal is to ensure you receive the best care possible for your dental situation so you can quickly resume your regular lifestyle.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Root Canal Therapy?

The recovery period after root canal therapy usually lasts only a few days. Be careful to follow our dentist's instructions during the healing time to avoid damaging your treated tooth. Although you may experience increased sensitivity to cold and hot during the healing process, any discomfort should go away as your tooth heals. If your pain intensifies or you notice no improvement, be sure to contact our dentist to resolve the issue.

Experienced Root Canal Therapy in Rochester

At the practice of Susan Bracker, DDS, we are committed to saving your natural smile and restoring optimal oral health. Our team has your best interests at heart and will only recommend solutions that have long-lasting benefits. If you experience tooth pain or need root canal therapy in Rochester, we can provide safe and effective treatments you can count on. Get in touch with us today to schedule your appointment!



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