Root Canal Therapy

DiNinno Family Dental – Fitchburg MA

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

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How is a root canal performed?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

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DiNinno Family Dental

5 out of 5 stars based on 6 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review By Jennifer T

Very pleased with the service of the staff and doctors. Very welcoming atmosphere. I had a great experience overall that I switched my daughters to this dental practice and they both had cleanings today and loved the staff and were pleased that they are rebooked for their next cleaning with the same staff members. The staff took wonderful care of me and my children! I highly recommend this office for any dental needs.

- Jennifer T

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Patient Review By Donna M

I have been going to DiNinno Family Dental for 30 years now. THAT fact alone should be all anyone would need to know if they were looking for a dental practice. This is not your normal dentist office but as in their name, a family of amazing folks. They make YOU feel like family, not just a patient. Dr. Nick Jr., Dr. Nick III and all of the girls from the hygenists to the office staff are the most professional and compassionate group of people you would ever have the privilege of knowing. They practice their art of dentistry with care and concern for your comfort no matter how long or short the appointment may be. Do yourself a favor.....make that next appointment with DiNinno Family Dental and know you have made the best decision ever.

- Donna M

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Patient Review By Ronald L

I was caught off guard by an impacted tooth. Of course after hours. I got a call back at home from Nick. He was able to sneak me in first thing in the morning for an emergency root canal. My first. We've all heard the old saying, "I'd rather have a root canal than do....". I expected the worst. The procedure was virtually painless. I was done in no time, and I have had no problems with this tooth since. I am a believer in the folks at DiNinno Family Dental. I have, and will continue to recommend them to anyone who will listen.

- Ronald L

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Patient Review By Derek P

Best office I've ever been to! I've bounced around from dentist to dentist and I can honestly say I've finally found one I'm going to stick with. My first visit with them I had an emergency root canal and it was honestly better than most cleanings I've had at other offices. Nicholas and Amanda are awesome!

- Derek P

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Patient Review By Peter F

I had no pain during or after my root canal. None. Also, in the days that have passed, my overall health has improved. I feel great! Talented professionals make even this a pleasant experience. I wish that I called sooner.

- Peter F

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Patient Review By Susan D

My first time for a root canal and I was very nervous. Turned out to be a quick and painless procedure! Thank you!

- Susan D

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