Maine Family Dental Practice
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Travis Buxton, DDS

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Therapy

How can we help you?

At Maine Family Dental Practice we understand that making decisions about your oral health can be hard and the best way to be confident is by having all of the information. Although we are more than happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have at your personal consultation, we also have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to provide you with some quick answers. 

If you have any further questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact our office at (207) 947-1166! 

Root Canal Therapy

Toothache | Root Canal Bangor, METhere is no dental procedure that has a worse reputation than a root canal. This is because it is usually associated with pain, and it's likely that if you need a root canal you are in pain due to an infection in your tooth.

What causes tooth infection?

It happens when decay reaches the inside of your tooth and affects the nerve. Or it can happen in the form of a dental emergency, when your tooth is traumatized by an injury or accident. Your tooth can also become infected when it is cracked or fractured. Root canals in Bangor ME will actually relieve the pain you are feeling and eliminate your infection so your tooth can heal.

Root Canals in Bangor, ME

At Maine Family Dental, we do everything we can to ensure that you feel comfortable during your root canal procedure. Dr. Buxton is highly skilled and gentle, so you'll find that your procedure is smooth and efficient. For patients who need extra care during their treatment procedures, we offer nitrous oxide, which is a gas that can help patients feel relaxed and at ease during dental procedures. Nitrous leaves your system quickly after your procedure, so you'll be able to drive home and resume activities.

If you need a root canal in Bangor, ME, don't delay your treatment. A dental infection that is left untreated could result in tooth loss, so be sure to contact Maine Family Dental to schedule your appointment with our 04401 dentist.

Woman in pain | root canal Bangor, MEA root canal in Bangor, ME becomes necessary when the inner part of the tooth - called the pulp - becomes infected. An infection can occur due to circumstances that compromise the inner part of the tooth such as injury, a crack in the tooth, or advanced decay. 

Symptoms of Tooth Infection

Symptoms of infection can vary greatly, so it is not always easy to tell whether or not you may need a root canal in Bangor, ME. In some cases, discoloration of the tooth may occur, making it appear shadowy or darkened. You may feel a dull throbbing pain or pain upon biting down; however, some people feel no pain from their tooth infection. The absence of pain may actually indicate that the nerve has died - meaning that a root canal may be needed.

Some people may be unaware of a tooth infection for a long period of time. Sometimes the only way to be sure that there is an infection is through dental x-rays and other methods of examination by a dentist in Bangor, ME. 

Contact Our Dentist in Bangor, ME

Often, the best way to address tooth infection - and sometimes the only way to save your natural tooth - is with treatment for root canals in Bangor, ME. 

If you suspect that you may need a root canal, schedule a consultation with your Maine Family Dental dentist.

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