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Root Canal Therapy - Gorham, ME

We Save Injured
& Infected Teeth

When a tooth is suffering from extreme pain or sensitivity, there’s likely an advanced infection present deep beneath the enamel surface that needs immediate attention. It may seem surprising, but these teeth can often be successfully revitalized and preserved with the help of root canal therapy. This procedure may have a “scary” reputation, but the truth is far more reassuring – with today’s modern sedation options and technology, you can look forward to a smooth and stress-free treatment process. Contact Morgan-Hill Dental Care today if you’re ready to schedule a visit with our dedicated dentists.

Why Choose Morgan-Hill Dental Care for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Decades of Proven Clinical Expertise
  • Modern Digital Technology for Precise & Comfortable Treatment
  • Sedation Dentistry Available

Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

Woman in dental chair holding cheek

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms on a chronic basis, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for further guidance and to schedule a visit as soon as possible. It may mean the difference between saving the tooth and needing to have it replaced!

  • Severe, prolonged toothaches, especially when applying pressure or chewing food
  • Excessive oral sensitivity when exposed to hot and cold temperatures
  • The discoloration of a tooth, typically to a darker shade
  • Any swelling or tenderness in the gum tissue around a certain tooth
  • The development of a strange pimple on the gum tissue near a certain tooth

It’s also important to remember that in some cases, teeth suffering from an advanced infection may exhibit NO noticeable symptoms. That’s why attending six-month checkups and cleanings is highly encouraged.

How Does Root Canal Therapy Work?

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Our dentists will use special instruments to carefully access the inner pulp chamber and canal(s) of the affected tooth, removing diseased pulp from within and cleaning the structure of any infectious bacteria. The next step is to replace the pulp with a biocompatible substitute and then seal the tooth to minimize the chances of further flare-ups. Finally, we will want to place a custom-made restoration over the natural structure to both protect the treated area and rebuild the tooth’s original shape, allowing it to function properly once more. Root canal therapy has an average success rate of over 95%, and many treated teeth will last well into the future.