Center for Advanced Dentistry (Indianapolis, IN) - Root Canal Example with Tools

How Many Visits Does It Take for a Root Canal?

Root canals are needed when the tissue inside the root canal of a tooth is inflamed or infected. Patients may have symptoms alerting them that there is an issue, but some may not experience any symptoms at all. Attending you regular dental appointments in our office is important to ensure your teeth are looking great and free of infection. The root canal procedure typically takes one to two appointments depending on the severity of the infection. Each appointment can last up to 90 minutes.

What Happens During the Root Canal Procedure?

The procedure itself is straight forward, and can help to save your infected tooth. Root canals are one of the most common procedures done today, and should never be left untreated. Our priority is to always to do everything we can to save your natural tooth.

During the procedure we use local anesthesia to keep patients relaxed and minimize pain. The infected pulp is removed, and we clean the area out thoroughly. The clean area is then sealed and filled. Once this is complete, temporary crowns may be placed over the tooth while you wait for your custom crown to be installed.

Recovery is minimal and patients should only experience some pain a few days after the procedure. The pain should subside after a few days, and patients can return to normal activity. Our team will discuss how to care for your root canal at home after the procedure to ensure the area is kept clean and healthy.

Contact The Center for Advanced Dentistry in Indianapolis

If you notice any pain after your root canal procedure or have any concerns, please contact Brad Sammons DDS to schedule an appointment. We will accommodate emergency cases, and get you in our office to be seen as soon as possible.

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