When your teeth are injured or decayed, it not only affects your smile, but also the health of your teeth and gums, and sometimes your overall health. Doctors Shad, Richard, and Clive Ingram can provide root canal treatments to help you restore your oral health and enjoy a healthy, pain-free smile. Call VIP Smiles to learn more about our endodontic services here in Syracuse and schedule your consultation today!

The Necessity of Root Canal Treatments

If a tooth is severely injured or decayed, the damage may reach past the outer enamel layer of the tooth and into the inner portion, called the dental pulp. When the dental pulp becomes damaged, these sensitive tissues may become infected. Tooth infection often results in painful symptoms, such as serious tooth pain when chewing or biting down, extreme tooth sensitivity, a recurring or persistent pimple on the nearby gums, and swelling and tenderness in the gums. It may also cause the tooth to become darkened or discolored. When not treated, an infected tooth may die and require removal.

What We Do

To treat infected or seriously damaged teeth, our dentists provide root canal treatments. During a root canal treatment, we remove the damaged and infected tissues from the tooth and clean the tooth, which often involves reshaping the root canal system. Our gentle dentists then fill the tooth and cap it with a restoration, usually a crown. In most cases, a root canal requires just one or two appointments at our practice, and our experienced team will do our absolute best to ensure that your experience at our office is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

If you are experiencing any type of dental pain, we urge you to contact our practice today. We are committed to helping you achieve a pain-free, healthy smile!