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Barrington Root Canal Endodontic Therapy

Immediate Pain Relief


Pain Free

for Most Patients

  • Dr Sefranek has 27 years of experience saving teeth with root canal therapy as a general dentist.
  • Many badly broken teeth can be restored to a lifetime of useful function in one or a few easy visits.
  • If you are having pain, we offer immediate pain relief for all types of dental pain including Fall River MA patients needing a root canal.

Question: Where do the patients for Root Canals come from? Our office has performed root canals for patients as far away as New Jersey and New York. Most Root Canal patients come from Swansea MA, Seekonk MA, Fall River MA, Warren RI, Riverside RI, East Providence RI, Barrington RI, Bristol RI, Tiverton RI.

Question: Does a root canal hurt? Answer: Teeth with large cavities sometimes need root canal therapy. This is a pain free procedure for most of our patients. Before we start the root ranal the tooth is put to sleep with novocaine(technically xylocaine). The patient stays awake and can communicate with the dental team during the Root Canal proceedure. The tooth stays in the patient's mouth. From a patient standpoint the treatment is comfortable. Almost all patients have commented that it was easier than they thought it would be. If the tooth hurt before we started, a root canal is a great way to get immediate pain relief that is generally permanent.

Question: What is done for a root canal and why should I get a root canal? Answer: A root canal is a root filling. It is necessary when the nerve in a tooth is injured and/or dies. A dead nerve sometimes can be seen on an x-ray. This is noted by the dark area at the bottom of the root tips on the first radiograph (x-ray) below. Root canal therapy can be done in one or several visits. A root canal helps an infected tooth heal. During the procedure the inside of the tooth is cleaned and filled. Afterwards, the tooth will need either a filling or a post & core and crown.

Before Root Canal Therapy

After Therapy

1 Year After Therapy

The radiograph (x-ray) series above shows an example of the root canal process. This patient initially presented with infection and pain but had immediate relief of symptoms following the first visit. Complete healing is noted on the one-year followup radiograph (x-ray). The healing is evidenced by an absence of a dark area around the root tips, indicating that new bone has grown in the area of previous infection. The very white area inside the roots is the root canal filling material which is gutta percha, a derivative of a South American gum tree. This material is commercially packaged as root canal filling material and is recommended by the University of Connecticut Dental School.

Question: How many visits for root canal endodontic therapy? Answer: A root canal can often be done in one visit. Somes if the root canal system of a tooth is complex several visits may be preferable for sucessful root canal endondontic therapy.

Areas Served

Root Canal Rhode Island - Root Canal East Bay
Root Canal Barrington, RI 02806,
Root Canal Bristol, RI 02809,
Root Canal East Providence, RI 02914,
Root Canal Riverside, RI02915,
Root Canal Warren, RI 02885,
Root Canal Providence, RI 02901, Root Canal Providence, RI 02902, Providence, RI 02903, Providence, RI 02904, Providence, RI 02905, Providence, RI 02906, Providence, RI 02907, Providence, RI 02908, Providence, RI 02909, Providence, RI 02910, Providence, RI 2911, Providence, RI 02912