Urgent Dental Care

Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)

Your Health & Comfort Are Our Priorities at South Cambridge Dental

Has your dentist told you that you need a root canal? If so, we’re here to put your mind at ease. In the past, root canals have gotten a reputation for being painful procedures, but modern technology in dentistry has changed all that!
Our office can ensure that your procedure is entirely painless, and we will help you to minimize any discomfort after you return home, as well. If you feel anxious about your root canal, we also offer relaxation techniques and sedation dentistry options to help put you at ease. At South Cambridge Dental, your comfort is as much a priority as your dental health!

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy saves millions of teeth each year. This treatment is necessary when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. The pulp, which is the living tissue inside the tooth, is removed to save the tooth. Next, the area is filled with unique medicated dental materials to reestablish the tooth to its full function.

What are the signs of potential root canal therapy?

What Can Cause Infected Pulp in Your Tooth?

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Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure that can save your teeth and your smile – and it involves little or no discomfort! If you continue to care for your teeth and gums, your restored tooth could last a lifetime.
If you find yourself nervous about the prospect of a root canal, let us know! Our specialists and experienced team always want you to feel comfortable and pain-free, and we will work with you to ensure your entire visit with us is stress-free. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice!

Tooth/Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Why remove your Wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth frequently cause problems as they begin to erupt. They are often impacted, meaning that the tooth or teeth come in at an angle, rather than straight through the gum line, causing pain, an uneven eruption or the tooth to only partially emerge.
Besides, wisdom teeth can cause crowding and misalignment to the other teeth. When your wisdom teeth are impacted and only emerge partially, a flap of skin called an operculum might form over the tooth. When such a thing happens, it makes the tooth challenging to clean, and pieces of food may become caught under the skin, leading to infection, swelling, and pain in that area. When your wisdom teeth, or other teeth, are impacted, they need to be removed.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Soft Tissue Impaction occurs when the crown has entered through the bone, and the gum covers either part or all of the tooth’s crown and is improperly positioned around the tooth. Soft tissue impaction makes it challenging to keep the area clean, which causes food to become trapped below the gum and leads to infection and tooth decay. Pain and swelling are common during soft tissue impaction.
Partial Bony Impaction occurs when the tooth has somewhat erupted, but a portion of the crown remains sunken below the gum and surrounding jawbone. Similar to a soft tissue impaction, this may lead to infection and tooth decay.
Complete Bony Impaction: This occurs when the jawbone entirely encloses the tooth. A complete bony impaction will need more complex removal techniques.

Prevent and halt problems that occur when your wisdom teeth, or third molars, begin to protrude through the gums.

Wisdom teeth removals are a fairly standard procedure. When you visit our practice, our dentist goes the extra mile to ensure that you are comfortable during your process. Please call us at 226-318-0927 to learn more about wisdom teeth extractions and schedule your appointment with our office.