Experts in saving natural teeth, endodontists can help patients alleviate pain without needing to remove natural teeth. Through advanced technologies, procedures, and materials, root canal treatment can restore comfort and confidence to many of even the worst cases to decay. When it comes to saving your smile, no denture, bridge, or implant will feel and function as well as your natural teeth, making a root canal the best option for those with painful tooth decay.
Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment is designed to eliminate pain and discomfort. With many of the modern advancements in technology and technique, root canal treatment is found by many patients to be significantly less painful than complete extraction. In some cases, patients were six times more likely to describe their root canal as “painless” that those who underwent tooth extraction.
During the procedure, inflamed or infected pulp is removed to allow the endodontist to carefully clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth. Afterwards, the tooth is filled and sealed with a rubber-like material. The restoration is completed with a crown or filling to make sure the tooth stays protected.
Saving your natural teeth with a root canal procedure is beneficial over an extraction for a variety of clinical and practical reasons. Endodontic treatment delivered by a professional helps you maintain your natural smile, limiting the need for further treatment and allowing you to return to living life with confidence. If taken care of properly, a tooth saved by a root canal can last the rest of your life.
Other benefits of a root canal include its cost effectiveness, efficiency, and natural results. Root canal treatment reduces the need for follow up appointments and may be more affordable. Most insurance plans cover endodontic treatment. While a missing tooth may not seem like a big deal, it can lead to crooked smiles, further decay and decreased confidence.
You can also expect the results of a root canal to look and feel better than a missing tooth would. Crowns look and function like natural teeth and allow you to enjoy life with your natural smile again.
If you’re in need of endodontic treatment, schedule an appointment with Scott A. Norton, DMD of Louisville. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your needs to have you smiling again in no time.