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What is a root canal?

Root canals restore tooth health.

Root canals in Bellevue, NE, are a necessary procedure if you have a tooth root infection. The root canal treatment relieves pain and swelling while saving your tooth from loss or the need for a dental extraction.

You probably have a toothache with swelling if you have a root infection. Without treatment, the pain and swelling worsen and can cost you your tooth.

Root Canal Procedure Explained

A root canal procedure involves anesthesia to keep the treatment site numb. After the anesthesia takes hold, your dentist in Bellevue, NE removes the infection from the tooth’s canal. We then flush the area to promote healing and seal it with a temporary rubber-like material.

After a week or two, you come in for a tooth-colored filling or a dental crown. We use fillings only if your infection was minor and did not significantly damage the tooth’s structure. After that, a crown is the most likely course because it provides needed protection.

You can lower your risks for tooth infections with regular dental care and excellent oral hygiene.

Contact Your Root Canal Dentist in Bellevue, NE

Root canal infections are considered dental emergencies, especially those that cause pain and swelling. If you have symptoms, we encourage you to contact Kennedy Dental in Bellevue to arrange an emergency dental visit as soon as possible.

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