A root canal is a dental treatment used to save a tooth by repairing it, and preserving your remaining tooth structure. When a tooth has decayed enough to become infected, it is necessary to remove the pulp and nerve from inside of the tooth. After the tooth has been cleaned, it is then sealed, which helps prevent any further infection or decay. If necessary, a crown will be placed over the tooth to help protect it. If a tooth goes untreated it may continue to worsen and cause an abscess, which can lead to other more serious health issues. Root canal therapy is to ensure you keep your natural smile healthy longer.
If you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms listed below, make an appointment to see Dr. Christopher Drew. The goal is to keep your natural teeth as long as possible, and our team is dedicated to making this part of your overall dental health plan. A root canal treatment can be done conveniently in our office, where we can offer you a comfortable, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere.
Dr. Drew could possibly recommend a root canal dental treatment if you are experiencing one or more of the following:
- A toothache
- An abscessed tooth
- An overly sensitive tooth
- A broken or damaged tooth that has led to decay
- A deep cavity
- A single tooth that has had several procedures or treatments already.
- An abnormally large filling
- Swelling of gums around a specific tooth
Having a toothache can be caused by various conditions, and can require several different types of treatment. One possible treatment for a toothache is a root canal, if the toothache is caused by a serious infection. In the past, a tooth would have to be extracted when it had been compromised by decay or infection, but now you can keep your natural teeth longer. Find relief for your toothache, by making an appointment today.