Root Canal Therapy, Bridgewater & Stoughton MA
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will it cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Endodontic Health, PC
Painless and very informative
- Brandon W
I arrived for my appointment early and they were able to take me in 15 minutes before my scheduled appointment. They were thorough with going over the paperwork, and walking through the steps of the procedure. I was very pleased with the quality of care they provide in this office. Thank you again!
- Kirsten D
Great team work from the time I walk in the door !
- Michael B
This was my first time here and I have huge anxiety about dentist and it was easy.
- Karen G
The office is very fast and convenient. My experience here was better than anything I could have imagined or hoped for.
- Patricia M
- Rhoda F
Thank you so much for easing my worries and relieving the pain! I will definitely recommend this office to any of my friends and family !
- Nena G
Between the awesome office staff and Doctor Pelayo's knowledge and ability to put you at ease, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to my family and friends.
- Theresa B
The entire staff from making my appt to the end of the procedure were friendly, accommodating, patient and compassionate about my fear and anxiety. I highly recommend Dr. Pelayo and his staff!
- Lynne G
- Brian S
I went in for a root canal( my dentist recommended) Dr Pelayo spent a lot of time with me explaining my X-rays as well as all my options. A root canal was not performed at this time. I was so impressed with his honesty and the time he spent explaining my situation
- Lorraine P
I am amazed at how painless and smooth this procedure went.
- Thomas S
I was so please with my whole experience!!
- Taren W
I was afraid of the procedure. Staff made me feel at ease and I felt no pain or discomfort. Will recommend services.
- Alyssa V
First time in my life I have not felt pain with a dental procedure!
- Joseph C
would not want to go anywhere else for a root canal procedure
- mark w
The staff is caring, compassionate and absolutely amazing! I truly felt that they had my best interest in mind and that I was not just another patient!!! Although I hope not to have another need for a root canal, if I do.....this is the only office I will come to! Thank you Dr. Pelayo and your entire staff!
- Joan P
Had a few root canals here , very nice doctor and staff , very clean !
- Rosemary C
They made what was a scary situation very comfortable. No surprises. Calm manner. All is well.
- Janyne H
Excellent treatment and professionalism.
- Brent H