Root Canals

Root Canals

At Tyler McCabe, DMD, we are passionate about healthy and beautiful smiles. Dr. McCabe and his talented team are committed to providing exceptional dental care and top-notch service to patients throughout the Ocean Springs and Gautier areas. We are proud to offer a variety of dental services, including root canals, to help our patients maintain optimal oral health.

What Is A Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed tissue from inside a tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthened filler. There are a number of reasons a root canal may be necessary including:

  • Dental Injuries
  • Severe Decay
  • Infection/Inflammation In Tooth Pulp

When left untreated, these problems can cause extensive damage to the tooth structure. This is why it is so important to visit your dentist for regular cleanings and examinations. Root canals can typically be completed in one visit, although more severe cases may require an additional appointment. You will also be able to drive yourself home after the appointment.

Signs You Need A Root Canal

As your emergency dentist in Ocean Springs, Dr. McCabe advises patients to contact us if you are experiencing any of the following signs:

  • Severe or sharp tooth pain
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Discoloration or darkening of teeth
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Prolonged tenderness

All of these may be symptoms of an infected root canal requiring immediate attention and treatment, so don’t ignore any of these signs.

Gautier Root Canal Treatment

Contrary to popular belief, a Gautier root canal treatment is nothing to be afraid of! Let’s take a look at a quick rundown of what will happen when you undergo this procedure.

  • First, your emergency dentist in Ocean Springs will apply a numbing solution to the tooth and surrounding area in preparation. We will then create a small opening into the tooth’s chamber, beginning at the crown.
  • The next step is to remove the tooth’s pulp or nerve tissue, which gets rid of all infected tissue and prepares the tooth to be refilled.
  • Thirdly, a sterilizing solution will be placed between the chambers and canals of the tooth, to ensure that any remaining bacteria is killed. The tooth is then sealed with a temporary filling to prevent contamination.
  • Lastly, your emergency dentist in Ocean Springs will examine your tooth at a later time, most likely at your next appointment, to ensure that the procedure has been successful and there is no new infection. When this has been verified, the final step is to place a dental crown or filling on the tooth to strengthen and restore it.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Ocean Springs!

We at Tyler McCabe dentistry look forward to being your preferred Ocean Springs dentist. If you feel that you might be a candidate for a Gautier root canal or any other general or cosmetic procedure, we encourage you to contact us, or book an appointment now. We look forward to providing you with a healthy smile!

Tyler McCabe DMD LLC

  • Tyler McCabe D.M.D. LLC - 1145 Ocean Springs Rd., Ocean Springs, MS 39564 Phone: 228-875-7462 Fax: 228-875-8546

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