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Root canal treatment is a beneficial way of restoring the health and function of a damaged and infected tooth. If you have questions about this treatment, then our endodontists, Drs. Allen Rosenthal and Agnes Herceg, are happy to help you find the answers. To do so, they would like to give you the answers to these commonly asked questions about root canal treatment in Stamford, Connecticut:

Q: What is root canal treatment?

A: Root canal treatment is a handy way of restoring a tooth when the inner structures (like the nerve and pulp) have been decayed, inflamed and infected. The treatment will involve your dentist numbing the tooth, removing the affected portions of the tooth, filling the tooth with gutta-percha, and supporting the tooth with a dental filling or dental crown.

Q: Is root canal treatment painful?

A: Root canal treatment isn’t any more uncomfortable than a traditional dental filling treatment.

Q: How long does root canal treatment take?

A: Usually, root canal treatment takes 1-2 hours, but it can take longer if the tooth is severely damaged.

To learn more about root canal treatment or to ask our dental team questions that weren’t included in this blog, please reach out to Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC when you get the chance. As you contact 203-324-9239, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for.