When the soft tissue inside your tooth—called the pulp—becomes infected, you may need endodontic therapy, also known as root canal. Dr. Altomonte has extensive experience in performing root canal therapy that can save your infected or extremely decayed tooth.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY TOOTH IS INFECTED?
Call our office for an appointment if you have severe pain in your tooth when you chew or apply pressure, pain that continues long after the tooth is exposed to extreme temperatures, darkening of your tooth, tender and inflamed gums surrounding the tooth, or a pimple on your gums.
HOW DID MY TOOTH BECOME INFECTED?
Occasionally a tooth’s pulp can become inflamed and infected as a result of a crack or chip in the tooth, facial trauma, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or deep tooth decay.
DOES ROOT CANAL HURT?
You may be afraid that root canal will hurt, but Dr. Altomonte’s patients have found that his gentle approach to dentistry makes the procedure virtually painless. And, the best part is that the pain you’re experiencing while your tooth is infected will be completely relieved.
HOW LONG DOES ROOT CANAL TAKE?
Sometimes one office visit is all that’s necessary to repair your tooth, but depending on the extent of the damage, Dr. Altomonte may need to see you two or more times. The earlier we recognize that your tooth needs repair, the simpler the repair will be; regular dental checkups are essential to early detection of tooth decay.