Category Archives: Root Canals

Dental Office Baltimore

Baltimore Root Canal Therapy

Spectrum Dental is your go-to Baltimore dental office for the treatment of root canal infections. For over 15 years we have been providing our community with the very best in dental health care. Our mission is to make sure that our patients receive the friendly and individualized care they deserve. Our office is staffed with expert professionals, who are warm and caring in their treatment. And our office is a state-of-the-art facility, where we use only the latest procedures and techniques available to modern dentistry.

Toothaches Baltimore

Toothaches Baltimore

A root canal is needed when a tooth’s nerve becomes infected. We clean the decay or infection out of the tooth’s roots and then cap with a filling. As your trusted Baltimore dental office, our goal at Spectrum Dental, is to save your teeth. Removing a decayed or infected tooth is always used as a last resort. Root canal therapy is one of the procedures that allows us to save a tooth that is badly decayed. A damaged tooth in need of a root canal will generally have an intense sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids. If you experience any of new sensitivity in your teeth you should make your way to your local Baltimore dental office as soon as possible. Letting a decayed or infected tooth go untreated could result in loss of the tooth and in some cases, more serious infections or even bone loss to the jaw.

The success rate of root canal is high, up to 90%. The key to treating an infected tooth successfully is to catch it early and to treat it right the first time. At Spectrum Dental we are committed to making sure the treatment you get is the very best. Our doctors have decades of experience in the treatment of root canals, making Spectrum Dental your go-to Baltimore dental office for root canal infections. For your convenience we are open Monday through Saturday, and our staff is always willing to address questions or concerns you may have regarding the health of your teeth or your root canal treatment. We believe that the best patient is a well informed patient.

Root Canal Infections Baltimore
200 East 33rd Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
410-648-2298

General Dentist Baltimore

General Dentist Baltimore

No one looks forward to having root canal therapy, but as performed at Spectrum Dental it is nothing to be nervous about either. Our Baltimore general dentist will keep you as comfortable as possible during the procedure. In fact, many patients say they feel little or no pain at all from root canal therapy. Put your confidence in Dr. Katherine Grant Collier and Dr. Tamara M. Dulan. Modern techniques make the entire process smooth and more easily manageable.

Toothaches Baltimore

Toothaches Baltimore

There are several things that could cause need for root canal therapy, but the most common is an infection caused by either a decayed tooth, a deep filling, or a tooth that is chipped or cracked. Facial trauma can cause root canal problems, also, but this is not nearly as common. It is possible to feel no pain and still need root canal therapy, but typically you will notice pain and it is usually severe, mostly when you apply pressure to it or try to chew. Sensitivity to very hot or very cold temperatures might also be experienced. Other possible signs include tender gums or tooth discoloration. If you notice any of the above symptoms, you should call us right away to schedule an appointment with our Baltimore general dentist. Those signs could point to a root canal problem or possibly a different problem, but they should be addressed either way.

So what about the procedure itself? It usually takes one or more visits to complete. To get started, you will receive a local anesthetic and once you are numb then our Baltimore general dentist will drill the top of the effected tooth. The nerve and the injured pulp and any debris will be cleaned out. The area will then be sealed. If more than one session is needed, you will receive a temporary crown between treatments to protect the tooth in the meantime. A permanent crown will be measured for, created, and fitted after the root canal therapy is completed.

Moving forward, while root canal problems cannot be 100% prevented, maintaining a strong at home regimen of brushing, flossing, and dental rinsing can help. In addition, regular dental exams with our Baltimore general dentist – ideally twice per year- including x-rays and a full dental cleaning will give you the best chance to avoid further root canal problems.

Root Canal Therapy Baltimore
200 East 33rd Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
410-648-2298