Save Damaged or Infected Teeth
Root Canal Therapy
Persistent toothaches, extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, and gray discolorations are all signs of an infected tooth. Infected teeth are caused by damage to the enamel that exposes the inner tooth to oral bacteria. Without root canal therapy, an infected tooth will eventually fall out, so it’s very important to take care of a painful toothache right away in order to avoid more serious issues down the road.
We Can Treat Any Tooth
Anterior & Posterior Root Canals
Many dentists only offer root canal therapy for posterior teeth (molars and premolars). However, Dr. Light and Dr. Comforti are highly skilled and experienced, and they are able to treat anterior (front) teeth as well. As experienced endodontists, so you can trust our team to take great care of any infected tooth. Our ability to perform a wide range of root canals means that you won’t have to deal with referrals, and your treatment will be as convenient as possible.
How Does It Work?
The Root Canal Process
Root canals are used to remove damaged, infected pulp from the inside of your tooth. The first step of the process is to clean and numb the tooth, and isolate it with a dental dam. Next, Dr. Light or Dr. Conforti will use specialized tools to remove damaged enamel and pulp from your tooth, and disinfected the area. The empty area is then filled with a special, rubber-like material to provide structural support. Finally, the tooth will be treated with a temporary filling or crown as it heals, and we will attach a permanent crown at your follow-up appointment.
What to Expect
Are Root Canals Painful?
We offer gentle treatment, local anesthetic, and sedation options to keep patients comfortable throughout the entire root canal procedure. Many of our patients report that their treatment was much less painful than living with the discomfort of a toothache caused by an infection.
Get Out of Pain Today
Restore And Protect Your Tooth?
If you think you may need a root canal in Providence, Dr. Light and Dr. Conforti are skilled endodontists who offer superior care. With a root canal, you’ll avoid the pain and discomfort of an infected tooth, and prevent more severe issues from developing. The sooner you get treatment, the better, so give us a call today at (401) 351-0072. You can also stop by our office at 189 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02906 for an emergency visit.