In the past, root canals had a reputation for being uncomfortable and unpleasant. Modern rotary endontics provides an advanced way of performing this procedure, eliminating the discomfort associated with root canals of days past. By using precise, quiet electrical devices rather than handheld tools, Dr. Vlachakis can make your root canal therapy more comfortable and efficient
Why Perform a Root Canal?
If dental decay goes unchecked, the bacteria will eventually spread to your inner pulp and dental roots, causing inflammation and significant discomfort. Without treatment, the bacteria will continue to spread, destroying the entire structure of your tooth. You may even develop further infection in your gums and surrounding teeth. If this occurs, rotary endontics may be the only way to save your tooth and alleviate your discomfort.
The Rotary Endontics Procedure
Before your treatment, Dr. Vlachakis will numb your tooth and the surrounding tissues. If you suffer from dental anxiety, she can also administer nitrous oxide or oral sedation to help you feel relaxed and stress-free. Then she will use the rotary piece to access the inner chamber of your tooth and remove all debris and infection. After applying a disinfectant to the inside of your tooth, she will carefully reshape the root canals and eliminate all bacteria. Then the dentist will seal the inside of your tooth and fill it with a rubber compound called gutta percha. Finally, she will complete the procedure by placing a custom-created dental crown on top of your tooth. Following your root canal, you should be able to eat normally and enjoy a beautiful, restored smile.
The Advantages of Rotary Endontics
Traditionally, root canals were performed using handheld tools. As dentists created the access cavity in a tooth and reshaped the root canals, it could generate unpleasant noises, often making patients feel uncomfortable and exacerbating existing dental anxiety. Today, the electrical rotary tool is quiet and precise. It eliminates disagreeable noises and makes your treatment faster and more efficient. Thanks to this advanced dental technology, root canal therapy involves minimal discomfort and may be the easiest way to save your smile.
Learn More About Rotary Endodontics
Rotary endodontic technology can make your root canal procedure faster and more comfortable than traditional endodontics. To find out if you can benefit from rotary endodontics, call Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry today at (281) 974-4494. Located in Memorial City Plaza, we proudly serve the residents of Houston, Memorial City, Bunker Hill, West Beltway, City Center, Hedwig Village, and all surrounding communities.