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Gentle Root Canal Therapy Can Save Infected Teeth


If you are suffering from dental infection, you can experience severe discomfort and serious oral health concerns. Root canal therapy, or endodontic therapy, at our Monroe, CT, practice is a conservative treatment that can often save even the most infected teeth and avoid the need for extraction. Dr. John G. Fatse has performed root canal therapy over 10,000 times, and he uses the most precise treatment methods. He and his associate, Dr. John S. Scovic can complete this procedure using state-of-the-art technology for comfortable treatment and provide a durable, lifelike restoration. Once your care is complete, you can enjoy a dramatic relief from your toothache, as well as a full return of your dental function. If you are suffering from severe dental sensitivity and believe you are suffering from a dental infection, call our office at (203) 268-5051 today for lasting relief.

When Is Root Canal Therapy Advisable?

Infection can affect the soft pulp in the center of teeth, allowing bacteria to travel down the nerves and blood vessels housed in the root canals. As the bacteria spreads, you can experience an array of often debilitating symptoms. Signs of a dental infection can include:

  • A chronic toothache
  • Pain when you bite down
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Gum abscesses or inflammation
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Discoloration of your tooth from the inside

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, our team can conduct a complete exam, taking x-rays to determine the extent of the damage. 

Illustration of stages of root canal therapy
Root canal therapy can remove infection and restore your tooth to preserve your oral health.

Minimal-Discomfort Endodontic Therapy

To begin your treatment, our team will isolate the tooth to prevent infection from spreading as well as numb the treatment area. Once you are ready, Dr. Fatse or Dr. Scovic will carefully alter your tooth to access the infected tissue within the root canals. Using advanced techniques and instruments, he will remove all damaged tissue, sterilize the canals, and carefully reshape these areas before filling them with a material called gutta-percha. Throughout the procedure, you should feel no more discomfort than when receiving a dental filling. 

When your tooth has been properly prepared, your dentist will reshape the outside of your tooth to prepare it for a customized dental crown. Whenever possible, he will use our CEREC® system to take digital impressions and create your personalized restoration in our office in less than an hour. During one appointment, your dentist can complete endodontic treatment and attach your same-day crown. You can leave the office infection-free, enjoying a healthy smile and full oral function.

In a single appointment, root canal therapy can save your tooth and protect your overall health. 

The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can have vital importance for your current and long-term oral health. Dental infections spread rapidly, and they can quickly destroy your teeth. Endodontic treatment can prevent the need for extraction and even more extensive restorative care. Our effective procedures can save you a great deal of time, money, and discomfort. In addition, during root canal therapy, your dentist will remove pervasive oral bacteria that could spread to your other teeth or even your jawbone. In severe cases, this bacteria has been known to enter the blood stream, causing life-threatening infections.

Protect Your Oral Health

In a single appointment, root canal therapy can save your tooth and protect your overall health. If you are experiencing the symptoms of an infection, do not let it go untreated. Contact our office online to schedule an appointment or call us at (203) 268-5051.

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324 Elm St
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Monroe, CT 06468

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