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Root Canal Treatment in Hamden, Connecticut

Do you have serious tooth decay requiring root canal treatment? Call us at Dixwell Dental today to book a consultation to discuss your options for treatment.

If you have tooth decay right down to the root of your tooth, you will require root canal treatment if you want to save it. Don’t let a fear of root canal treatment put you off. It is a safe and effective procedure that will have you smiling again in no time. Call us for more information on the procedure and how our team can help you.

What Is A Root Canal?

Root canal treatment is a dental surgery performed to save a severely decayed tooth. At the base of your tooth is the “root canal,” which is the natural cavity in the middle of the tooth. When dental decay is left untreated for too long, it gets into the “root canal,” causing severe damage to the nerve and pulp tissue of the tooth.

During root canal treatment, your dentist will clean out the decay and related debris, as well as remove the nerve and tissue. The tooth will then be cleaned before a sealer paste, and rubber compound is applied to prevent further decay.

Do I Need A Root Canal Treatment?

If you want to save your natural tooth after it has suffered decay down into the root, then a root canal is your only option. Alternatively, you can consider having the damaged tooth extracted, though this is never the preferred option. To discuss the benefits of root canal treatment and keeping your natural tooth, call us at Dixwell Dental. We can talk you through the procedure and help you to make your decision.

Is A Root Canal Painful?

No. There is no need to avoid a root canal out of fear of it being painful. In fact, most patients that have undergone the procedure report little to no pain during their treatment. A local anesthetic will be administered at the start of treatment, making the whole procedure as comfortable as getting a filling.

It is normal to feel some discomfort or pain after treatment is complete and the anesthetic has worn off. This should only last a few days maximum and over-the-counter pain relief is effective during this time. Your dentist will discuss pain expectations and management with you in detail prior to performing the procedure.

Is a Root Canal Safe?

Many people put off root canal treatment or opt for extraction because of an unfounded belief that root canal treatment is not safe. It is, however, a very safe procedure that leaves you with a healthy, natural tooth. During your treatment, you will be given local anesthesia to numb the tooth is being worked on, making you as comfortable as possible.

It is perfectly safe to remove the nerve of a damaged tooth as it serves no function in an adult tooth. It is necessary to remove the nerve and pulp because they are likely to become infected from bacteria in the tooth if they were left untreated. This would lead to serious problems with bone loss and drainage problems.

If you have any questions or would like a more detailed explanation of the root canal procedure and how safe it is, please call any time to discuss.

To find out more about safe and affordable root canal treatment in Hamden, call Dixwell Dental today. Ask us about our in-house financing options when you call us to book your appointment. You can reach us at (203) 404-7006.


  • Andrew S.

    Dr. Jagat Patel and Dr. Neal Patel are the best. Very professional and with great deal of experience. The staff is very friendly and you are treated like family. The office is neat and up to date and they are always willing to accommodate to you. I definitely recommend this practice.

  • Jonathan C.

    I recommend this place! The staff is always so polite and they make sure I have no doubts before leaving. They remind me of my appointments and they always go the extra mile to help whenever needed.

  • Dev P.

    Great service and care, I would recommend them to anyone! A family feel that truly transforms your dental experience into one filled with warmth and comfort.

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