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Root Canal Treatment

A root canal procedure, also known as endodontics, becomes necessary when the soft tissue inside the root canal of a tooth, known as the pulp, becomes infected. This type of infection can be caused by a crack or chip in the tooth, deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or by an injury. Left untreated, this condition will become very painful and can lead to an abscess. Symptoms of a root canal infection may include:

  • Pain when eating or drinking hot or cold food and drink
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Swelling of the gum near the tooth
  • Pus oozing from the affected tooth
  • Facial swelling
  • The tooth becoming a darker color

A root canal treatment involves the removal of the infected pulp. Once the damaged pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned, shaped and filled. While many patients feel that root canal will be painful, in reality, it is a straightforward procedure that will actually relieve your pain and save the tooth.

During the root canal procedure, your tooth and the surrounding area will be numb. An opening will be made in the top of the tooth. Small, specialized dental tools will be used to clean the pulp from inside the pulp chamber and root canals, and the space will be shaped for filling. Then, the root canals will be filled with a biocompatible material known as gutta-percha. Finally, the tooth will be protected using a temporary crown. During your next visit, a permanent crown will be placed to protect your tooth and restore it its normal function and appearance.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of a root canal infection, contact us today. Prompt treatment is critical! Please give us a call at (203) 542-9333 to make an appointment.

Our Happy Patients

"Dr. Tramposch is so lovely. Since moving to the area a year ago, I pushed off finding a local dentist and would drive hours out of the way to go to the one I felt comfortable with. When my wisdom teeth started to grow in a few months ago, I was in a great deal of pain. I called Dr. Tramposch's office in hopes of getting an appointment. Although he was booked for the day, he managed to squeeze me in and did everything he could to ensure I didn't leave the office in pain. He continued to call me and check in on how I was doing for up to two weeks after. I can say I've found my new local/favorite dentist office that I truly enjoy going to."

Taylor M.

"My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Tramposch for close to 15 years, and he also takes care of our 3 kids' dental needs. He is consistently voted a top dentist by his peer group and has referred me to equally competent specialists for any issues related to wisdom teeth, etc. Dr. T is very flexible, patient, and always works well with the insurance companies to ensure that we are reimbursed properly. We never have to wait, and he deals expertly with any issues that arise. He also does a great job with our 5 year old son who is afraid to have his teeth cleaned. Most of all, he and his staff are very pleasant and great to visit twice a year. Highly recommend!"

Michelle C.

"I love Dr. Tramposch!! He is professional but fun, especially with our daughter and always very kind. Every time I go there he always puts me at ease and listens to my concerns. He is very thorough and takes his time when addressing what the next step should be (if any) and answers my questions in ways that I can understand. I always leave feeling taken care of, he is a great dentist. His new dental assistant Vira is so delicate with cleaning my sensitive teeth! And Diana is such a sweet girl, always cordial on the phone. I recommend this practice a million times over!"

Janine C.
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