If Dr. Edward Piorkowski detects an infection inside the tooth or you are experiencing chronic tooth pain, you may need to undergo a root canal. Many people are afraid of undergoing this procedure but it is a relatively simple procedure that is performed in-house under local anesthesia. Timely treatment could save your tooth because we can fill and restore the tooth with durable materials and stop the infection dead in its tracks.
Dr. Piorkowski uses special techniques to ensure the root canal is as painless as possible. We offer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide at our practice to help anxious patients relax. The treatment protocol involves scraping away infected pulp from the tooth and cleaning out the canals. We seal the tooth with gutta-percha and then strengthen the tooth with a filling or crown. Your tooth will heal naturally, and we will monitor it for any signs of an infection returning.