Experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity? Root canal therapy in Gulfport, Mississippi, might be the solution to relieve your discomfort and save your tooth. Root canal therapy is a common dental procedure that removes infected or inflamed pulp from within your tooth, preventing the need for extraction and preserving your natural tooth structure. Our skilled dental team is dedicated to providing a comfortable and effective root canal treatment, utilizing advanced techniques to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is designed to treat problems of the tooth’s soft core, also known as dental pulp. When the pulp, which contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, becomes infected or inflamed due to decay, cracks or chips, it can cause severe pain or lead to an abscess. The root canal process involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth, and then filling and sealing it to protect against future infection.

The Root Canal Therapy Process

The procedure starts with a thorough examination and X-rays to determine the extent of the infection. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure a pain-free experience. Our dentists will then remove the infected pulp, carefully clean the canal system and shape it for filling. A biocompatible material is used to fill the space, and the tooth is sealed with a temporary or permanent filling to prevent re-infection. In many cases, a crown is recommended to restore the tooth’s strength and appearance fully.

The Advantages of Root Canal Therapy 

  • Relieves symptoms such as pain and sensitivity, improving your oral health and comfort
  • Saves your natural tooth, preventing the need for extraction and replacement
  • Restores the functionality of your tooth, allowing you to eat and chew normally
  • Treatment is typically no more uncomfortable than getting a filling
  • Advanced techniques and anesthesia options ensure a smooth and comfortable procedure

Preserve Your Natural Tooth With Root Canal Therapy

Do not let tooth pain affect your quality of life. Contact us today at 228-832-3231 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Sutton, Dr. J. Patton Webb or Dr. Jacqueline McGrath and take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free smile with root canal therapy at Gulf Coast Dental Care.