Treat pain and preserve your teeth with root canal therapy in Marrero, LA
If you have a toothache, you need to see a dentist immediately. Tooth infections can destroy your teeth, and if left untreated, bacteria can spread throughout your body, which can cause swelling in your face, dehydration, fatigue, and fever. In some cases, these infections can spread to your brain or heart, which can have serious consequences. Dr. Do offers root canal therapy to patients in Marrero, LA, to remove infections before they spread.
Root canal therapy prevents tooth loss
Tooth infection and dental abbesses can be incredibly painful, and the pain often gets worse when you lie down to sleep at night. While root canals can be time-consuming, they are aggressive therapy that can save your tooth and provide quick relief to pain and sensitivity.
During a root canal, your mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Dr. Do will drill into your teeth to access your root canal. He will file and clean the tooth root to remove any infected dental pulp and enamel. Once the root canal is decontaminated, Dr. Do will fill it with an inert, gutta-percha filling, and in some cases, use a fiber post for additional support. He may also use dental bonding to restore the structure of your tooth.
Caring for your tooth
It’s normal to feel some tenderness in your tooth after a root canal. Your jaw may be sore after having it open during the procedure as well. You can take ibuprofen to help with swelling and discomfort and use an ice pack and gently massage your face to find relief. Most patients feel much better as soon as the procedure is complete, and by the next day, any discomfort will be gone. In most cases, you will need a dental crown to protect your tooth after root canal therapy. Dr. Bo can typically prep your tooth immediately following your root canal. While the thought of a root canal makes most people cringe, the entire process is painless, and Dr. Bo will work with you to make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Patients in Marrero or surrounding areas such as Harvey, Gretna, Westwego, New Orleans, Avondale, Metairie, Kenner, or Lafitte can call our office today at (504) 340-9400 to find relief.