Root Canal Treatment in
Waukee, IA

Damaged teeth can be saved from extraction through root canal treatment. Visit Lush Family Dental in Waukee for an effective root canal treatment and restoration of your oral health.

Dental Root Canal in Waukee, IA

The pulp, which is the tooth’s inner material, is protected by the hard enamel exterior. An oral injury or a deep cavity can cause the tooth’s inner pulp to become infected. The root begins to rot from the inside and may eventually lead to the death of the tooth.

A root canal treatment is an effective procedure that can help save an infected tooth. There are some common signs that indicate the need for a root canal treatment including tooth pain, sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, tender and swollen lymph nodes, and abscesses on the gums.

Root canal treatment is the process of accessing the tooth’s inner structure to remove all infected nerve, pulp, and other materials. The dentist will make a hole in the enamel using a drill to gain access to the tooth’s inner structure. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned out and then sealed. The tooth will then be treated with a crown to prevent further damage. You will be able to resume normal use of the tooth once it is healed.

It may take anywhere from two days to a little over a week for a patient to recover from root canal treatment. We recommend that patients refrain from using the tooth to chew hard food materials until the tooth has fully recovered.

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