Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Old Greenwich, CT

Discover comfort and relief with root canal therapy at Old Greenwich Dental Center. We understand that the prospect of a root canal may cause anxiety, but our dedicated team is committed to ensuring a stress-free experience for every patient. Trust us to deliver expert root canal therapy and maintain a healthy, pain-free smile.

What Is a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure designed to treat infections or damage within the tooth’s pulp. The dental pulp, containing vital nerves and blood vessels, is soft tissue located beneath the hard enamel and dentin layers of the tooth. This sensitive inner layer can become inflamed or infected due to deep cavities, cracks, or trauma. A root canal involves the removal of the infected pulp, cleaning, and sealing the tooth to prevent further issues.

The primary goal of root canal treatment is to provide pain relief and prevent extraction of your natural tooth. By removing infected tissue and sealing the area from further decay, we can extend the life of your tooth and keep your natural smile full and healthy.

When Root Canals Are Necessary

Root canals become necessary when the dental pulp is compromised. This often leads to symptoms such as:

  • Severe toothache
  • Persistent sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
  • Pimple on the gums
  • Pain or discomfort when pressure is applied to the tooth

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to seek prompt dental care. Our team will assess your condition, determine if a root canal is needed, and guide you through the process with care and expertise.

Our Root Canal Procedure

Our root canal procedure is conducted with precision and efficiency. During a preliminary exam, we’ll take digital X-rays to assess the extent and location of the infection. Local anesthesia is then applied so you’ll be completely numb to pain and sensitivity.


To treat the tooth, a small access hole is created in the crown of the tooth. The infected pulp is carefully removed, and the interior of the tooth is cleaned and shaped. The tooth is then sealed to prevent bacteria from causing reinfection. In many cases, a dental crown is placed over the treated tooth to restore its strength and function. We’ll work with you at your pace, addressing any apprehensions so you can feel at ease while we provide a pain-free restoration.

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Ensure a Smooth Root Canal Recovery

Many patients are concerned about root canal pain after their procedure. We’re glad to assure you that root canal treatment recovery is generally simple and smooth. Slight sensitivity for the first few days is normal, and minor discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Our team will provide post-treatment care instructions to support a quick and comfortable recovery. You should be able to return to your normal routine right away, and we’re always on hand if you experience any pain or concerns after your treatment.

Your Smile Deserves the Best

If you’re experiencing symptoms that may indicate the need for root canal treatment, don’t delay seeking professional care. Contact Old Greenwich Dental Center to schedule a consultation. Our compassionate team is here to provide expert root canal therapy, ensuring your comfort and a healthy, pain-free smile. Click or call to take the first step toward better oral health.