If you have a tooth that has become seriously infected or decayed, our dentist may recommend root canal therapy to save the tooth and protect the health of your smile.
Root canal treatment, or a root canal, is a form of endodontic therapy that can help your teeth if the tooth pulp or nerves have become damaged or infected. Your outer enamel layer tries to protect your teeth, but if injury or decay get deep into the tooth and are left untreated, the tooth may die and be in need of extraction. To avoid the need for extraction and to help any damaged or injured tooth, our experienced dentist will skillfully remove the affected tissue, clean the tooth, and then use medicated material to fill in the area. The tooth will then be “crowned” with a dental cap, or crown, so the tooth looks just like it did before. Usually, it will take only one or two comfortable visits with us to complete your root canal.
Root canals may have a reputation for being a painful treatment, but often they can be done with minimal discomfort. Our advanced tools, techniques and anesthesia all help to make your visit for root canal therapy easier and more comfortable. Our dentist and team want you to feel at ease when you come to our office, no matter what treatment you are receiving. To learn more about our root canal therapy, contact us today. We are dedicated to your smile and your health.