Endodontics in Charlestown, RI

Arrowhead Dental Associates provides endodontics in Charlestown, RI. Call us at 401-364-6300 to schedule your appointment today.

Our primary goal is to save your natural teeth whenever possible. At Arrowhead dental Associates, we have an Endodontic specialist who practices state-of-the-art endodontic treatment.

Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure to remove inflamed or infected pulp on the inside of the tooth, which is then carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent infection of the tooth, and save the natural tooth.

Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy) in RI

Endodontic Retreatment

Occasionally a tooth that has previously been treated months or even years ago may develop new problems. In some cases, a tooth that has received endodontic treatment fails to heal or continues to have pain. You may have another chance to save the tooth with a second endodontic procedure.

Endodontic Retreatment in RI

Endodontic or Apical Surgery

In some cases, it may be necessary to remove the infected root tips or apex and the nearby tissue. This is known as an apical surgery or an apicoectomy. The area around the apex of the tooth that is infected is cleaned and the tip of the root is resected and sealed.

Endodontic or Apical Surgery in RI

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Cracked Teeth

Symptoms of a cracked tooth are caries and may include pain when chewing, temperature sensitivity, pressure sensitivity, or a combination of both. Because the pain often comes and goes, it can be difficult to recognize what is causing the problem and can even sometimes be difficult to identify exactly which tooth is causing the discomfort.

Even small movement of the cracked tooth pieces during chewing can cause irritation to the tooth’s pulp, which causes pain. Similarly, when the bite is released, the crack can close quickly, cousin sharp pain. Cracks can sometimes lead to infections in the pulp tissue and spread to the surrounding gum and bone.

Cracked Teeth Dental Care in RI

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The blood vessels, nerves and tissues that keep a tooth healthy and alive are located in the tooth’s pulp, which is protected by the outer enamel and tooth structure. Sometimes the pulp can become infected. The infected pulp can be removed with a pulpotomy. A medicated dressing is then placed in the tooth chamber to prevent further infection and to promote the healing of the remaining pulp and the chamber is then sealed.

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Pulpotomies in Rhode Island