EndodonticS & ROOT CANALS

Millions of teeth are treated and saved with a root canal each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again. Here at Joseph P. Nore DDS, we are proud to offer endodontic services in-house with our root canal specialists. 

You likely associate root canals with pain and discomfort. With today’s advances, we use the latest technologies and techniques to deliver simple and effective treatment.

Your doctor may recommend a root canal if you have a deep cavity, a cracked or broken tooth, or an injury to the tooth.

We are committed to your comfort and it is our aim to put your treatment first. With a completed root canal, you’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.

1.) What is a root canal? 

A root canal is a dental procedure, similar to a dental filling, needed when the tooth's root becomes inflamed or infected. The procedure itself involves cleaning the bacteria out of the roots of the tooth and then sealing the tooth up again to so the bacteria cannot re-enter. 

2.) How long does a root canal take to complete? 

A root canal procedure will take anywhere from 1-2.5 hours depending on your endodontist or general dentist and the severity of your root canal. A root canal can often be completed in a single visit but may take a second visit if your practitioner decides to let the tooth dry and re-clean at a second visit. A complicated procedure involving many root canals may also affect the total length of the procedure. Regardless, here at Joseph P. Nore DDS, we will do our best to make you comfortable and at ease through the course of your root canal treatment. 

3.) Is pain after root canal normal? 

It is normal to feel some sensitivity or tenderness in the area for several days after your root canal. You may also feel soreness in your jaw after keeping it open throughout the course of the procedure. Any severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days should be reported to your endodontist or call our office at 617-267-3334.

4.) Will it hurt? 

A root canal procedure is not something you do everyday. We understand that and aim to provide a gentle and comfortable atmosphere. Similar to a routine dental filling, a root canal procedure should be completed under painless and comfortable conditions. If the pulp inside your tooth is dead and there are no nerves, you should not feel anything. If your pulp is still alive, we will administer local anesthesia to help with pain management.

Still got questions?

Call our office at 617-267-3334 to schedule an appointment with your dentist. We look forward to your visit.