Root Canal Therapy

Huntsville, AL Dentist

Root canal therapy treats the center, or pulp, of a tooth that is inflamed, infected or dead. The pulp is a soft substance consisting of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue.

Symptoms of infection include visible injury or swelling, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Gardner Family Dentistry for a consultation.

Root canal therapy involves removing the pulp from the tooth chamber and canals. We then clean the canals with a disinfecting solution. During your root canal therapy, we may provide local anesthesia or sedation to ensure your complete comfort.

After treatment, we may place a temporary filling to protect your tooth until your restoration is complete. Your tooth may feel sensitive for the first few days. This discomfort may be relieved with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications, as directed. Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until you have your full restoration. If a problem occurs, contact Gardner Family Dentistry.

Root canal therapy can help preserve your tooth for a lifetime. Contact our office today for a consultation with Dr. Gardner.

Gardner Family Dentistry ● 107 Marsheutz Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 533-1435 ● Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Request an Appointment

VISIT THE GARDNER FAMILY DENTISTRY BLOG

Huntsville, AL Dentist

  • Are Your Medications Damaging Your Oral Health? | Family Dentist Huntsville

    October 1st 2022

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of all Americans are currently taking prescription medications and more than half take vitamins or other dietary supplements. Even when used as directed and under medical supervision, you...

  • Advantages of Root Canal Therapy | Dentist in 35801

    September 15th 2022

    According to a 2014 report by the American Association of Endodontists, 54 percent of people surveyed said, “root canals make them apprehensive.” Our Huntsville, AL dental team understands that many patients feel nervous prior to treatment. However, root canal treatment can...

  • Do You Brush Your Teeth Too Much? | 35801 Dentist

    September 1st 2022

    Brushing your teeth is a vital step in maintaining good oral health. However, is there such a thing as over-brushing? The American Dental Association recommends you brush your teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. People sometimes brush after every...