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.

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

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.

 
 

Call us with any questions or concerns, or to make an appointment:
Bridgewater Office – 508-697-0107Stoughton Office – 781-341-6344


Endodontic Health, PC

5 out of 5 stars based on 67 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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Very comfortable, feels like family' very caring and relaxing. Whole team was great and I had fun too!

- Oleg K

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Awesome office felt very comfortable

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Great

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You guys are great!!!

- Jacob A

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Dr. Pelayo makes you feel very comfortable. He and his staff keep you informed throughout the procedure. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an endodontist.

- Carla V

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I was very apprehensive, and need not have worried!

- Carol F

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Assistant was wonderful

- Kathleen H

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Didn't feel a thing during root canal. Yes!!!

- Paul S

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I would recommend this practice to anyone! I will certainly tell all my friends and family about the wonderful experience I had here.

- Robert M

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Wonderful experience!

- Joe D

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First root canal experience, was very easy! Staff and Doctor were very proficient and professional. Felt very much at ease. Every step was explained along the way. Little to no discomfort during procedure! Would highly recommend Dr. Pelayo and his practice!

- Felice N

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Professional and explained everything completely

- Charles R

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Excellent procedure. Easy and pain free

- Jodi f

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Extremely courteous and professional but great sense of humor. First procedure and felt very at ease.

- Matt P

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E very one was very professional and kind

- Anne K

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They did an excellent job and i will definitely return in the future

- James H

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Painless

- Anonymous

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I felt very comfortable. Professional and caring staff were great. Thank you.

- Kristen W

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Excellent work

- Janet Z

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Staff pretty nice ,feel respected ,great visit and appreciate the treatment and would recommend someone to come here.

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