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Root Canal in Indianapolis and Fishers, IN

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About Root Canal Therapy

 

Root canal treatment is a vital procedure aimed at addressing infections that affect the soft inner section of the tooth, known as the pulp. If left untreated, these infections can lead to tooth loss and may even spread to surrounding teeth. At Martin Dentistry in Indianapolis and Fishers, IN, our experienced dentist, Dr. Matt Martin, performs root canal treatments to halt the infection and alleviate patient discomfort.

During a root canal procedure, Dr. Matt Martin carefully removes the infected pulp from the tooth, effectively stopping the spread of infection and relieving pain. Following pulp removal, Dr. Matt Martin will fill the tooth with a specialized material and protect it from future infections by placing a dental crown.

Early intervention is key when it comes to addressing tooth pain. We encourage patients to schedule an appointment as soon as they experience discomfort, as untreated infections can potentially enter the bloodstream and cause further health complications.

Certain patients, such as those with congenital heart defects or artificial heart valves, may be at a higher risk of infection. In such cases, Dr. Matt Martin may administer antibiotic treatments before and after the root canal procedure to minimize the risk of complications.

Dr. Matt Martin's expertise in performing simple root canal treatments not only ensures timely intervention but also saves patients time and money. For more complex cases, Dr. Matt may refer patients to an endodontist specialist for specialized care.At Martin Dentistry, we are committed to providing personalized and effective treatments to preserve your oral health and enhance your overall well-being.

What to Expect

Before the root canal begins, the dentist will numb the patient’s teeth and gums with a local anesthetic, as well as nitrous oxide gas for further patient comfort and relaxation if needed. Once the patient is prepared, the dentist will carefully remove the pulp from the decayed tooth, both the visible portion of the tooth and the root below the gum line. After the tooth is removed, the dentist will place a crown or filling material to strengthen and protect the treated tooth.

Treatment Aftercare

After the root canal treatment, the patient’s lips and gums will remain numb for a few hours, but the patients will be able to drive and leave to recover at home. If the patient is feeling any pain after the procedure, they can take an over-the-counter painkiller, following the instructions on the label. If the dentist placed a temporary crown over the tooth, the patient will return after the permanent crown is created and sent back to the office. The dentist will then place the crown and check the fit. The patient should return for annual dental exams and professional cleanings twice a year, or as recommended by the dentist.

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If you have a toothache or infection, make an appointment to have Martin Dentistry look at your tooth and talk about treatments, including a root canal. A root canal can prevent more serious dental problems and relieve your pain.

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