Endodontic Care in Our Boston Office
Teeth can become infected by cavities and decay or traumatized by an accident. Inside the center of each tooth there is a nerve. When the nerve dies or becomes infected, this can result in a very painful infection, sometimes swelling, and tooth pain.
When a tooth gets in this condition, it either has to be removed or have root canal treatment performed to clear the infection. Sometimes the tooth is not savable and a root canal is not indicated. During the exam, Dr. Brito will give his honest opinion whether it is worth your time and money to save the tooth with a root canal treatment.
Dr. Brito has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education courses to make sure he has the highest success rate on his root canal treatments. He has performed thousands of successful and painless root canal treatments.
Root Canal Process
During the root canal, Dr. Brito uses specialized instruments and medicaments to remove the infected and dead nerve. This procedure gets rid of the source of the infection which was the diseased nerve and blood supply. This allows the area to heal and saves the tooth for future use.
The general public thinks root canals are painful, but if done before infection becomes large, they can be as simple as doing a routine filling. During the root canal, the patient does not feel anything. Depending on the reason for the root canal, the patient may need to have a crown placed to protect the tooth from breaking.
Call our office at (617) 766-8496 to schedule your root canal treatment.