If you have a tooth that has been severely affected by tooth decay or a tooth that has become infected, your dentist probably told you that you need a root canal. While most people instantly feel fear when they hear “root canal” due to misconceptions about the procedure, root canal therapy is often no worse than having a cavity filled thanks to new dental advancements. Now, you can quickly and easily get a root canal in Framingham with minimal pain and discomfort. Mark Fried DMD offers the root canal therapy you need to restore your tooth’s function and appearance.
Root Canal Therapy in Framingham
A root canal is a treatment that’s used to remove the infected pulp of a tooth to stop the infection while saving the tooth from additional damage. A root canal involves removing the infected pulp and areas of decay to allow the tooth to be sealed. Once sealed, a dental crown is placed over the tooth to add additional protection while restoring the tooth’s function and appearance.
Many people avoid getting a root canal because the procedure tends to have a bad reputation for causing pain and discomfort. As a result, they place their oral health and overall health at risk because leaving the tooth untreated because the infection and damage can spread. However, now the procedure it fairly simple with minimal pain due to dental advancements so you have nothing to fear.
Root Canal in Framingham
Your pulp is located inside the center of the tooth underneath the enamel and dentin. The pulp is responsible for containing the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues within the tooth. While the pulp is necessary while a tooth is developing, once the tooth has fully developed, the tooth can successfully survive without the pulp.
When the pulp becomes damaged or infected, your root canal dentist in Framingham will remove the infection and areas of damage. Next, the tooth will be cleaned and sterilized before a custom-made dental crown is bonded to the tooth. The dental crown will protect the tooth from additional damage while allowing the function of the tooth to be restored. Now, your restoration will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth because ceramic crowns are available. Ceramic crowns are made to match your existing enamel color, as well as the exact size and shape you need for a flawless smile.
Now, you’re able to have your root canal therapy in Framingham performed in just one visit with CEREC same-day crowns. In the past, you had to wait for a crown to be made in an off-site lab, which required you to have to wear a temporary crown. But, now your entire procedure, including the custom crown, will be performed in just one office visit as we use CEREC technology to create your new crown in our office.
If you need a root canal dentist in Framingham, call Dr. Fried at (508) 872-9339 to learn more about root canal therapy and CEREC crowns.