When You Need Root Canal Treatment

The tooth decay that causes cavities is progressive. The longer it remains, the more of your tooth it will infect. In severe cases, a tooth filling may not be enough to treat a cavity, especially if the decay has reached the tissues at the tooth’s center (in the pulp). For internal tooth decay, you may require root canal treatment, or retreatment if a previous root canal procedure has failed.

What Should You Expect?

With advanced dental technology and, if necessary, dental sedation in the form of nitrous oxide (laughing gas), Dr. Hansen can usually perform root canal treatment in a single day, and with minimal discomfort. The procedure entails carefully accessing and cleaning the tooth’s pulp and root canal, then sealing the root canal and pulp with gutta percha. Then, Dr. Hansen will fill the cavity in the tooth’s main structure and cap the tooth with a dental crown for improved protection.

Call Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA Today!

At Central Park Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental treatments that are customized for each member of your family, including in-house root canal treatment, tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and same-day emergency dental visits, when necessary. To schedule a consultation or dental appointment with Dr. Hansen, call our dental office in Charles City, IA today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Osage, New Hampton, Greene, Nashua, Nora Springs, Riceville, and all surrounding communities.