Sullivan Dental Partners

How long does a root canal take?

A root canal in Brentwood, TN, is your dentist's go-to procedure to save an otherwise endangered tooth. This level of damage can have multiple causes; extensive decay or cavities, fractures, large chips, and wear that have impacted a tooth's internal structure. When this happens, bacteria that live in your mouth may infect your tooth.

While root canal therapy is often associated with pain, it's not an inherently painful procedure. Instead, the infection growing inside the tooth causes significant pain, and the root canal treatment will resolve that pain.

Root Canal Treatment Complete in Two Appointments

Your dentist at Sullivan Dental Partners will perform the majority of root canal therapy on the first visit. The procedure begins with numbing your tooth, then your dentist removes all the infection and shapes your remaining tooth to support the dental crown. Finally, to ensure no further infection can grow, your dentist will seal the tooth entirely.

After around two weeks of healing time, the second appointment will be when your dentist installs your permanent dental crown. With proper care and maintenance, a new dental crown can last a decade or longer.

Root Canal Therapy in Brentwood, TN

You can find relief from the pain caused by tooth damage and decay through root canal treatment. We encourage you to give Sullivan Dental Partners a call to save a tooth today.

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