Root canal therapy is designed to preserve the appearance and function of your teeth, and can be a more effective treatment than tooth extraction. Our endodontic team is here to explain the benefits of this common procedure.
A recent survey by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) says 54 percent of people are apprehensive about root canal treatment. In fact, this endodontic treatment eliminates tooth pain. With modern dental equipment and numbing techniques, a root canal is no more uncomfortable than a routine filling.
Root Canal Therapy Eliminates Pain
Have you been suffering from a toothache caused by infected tooth roots? Root canal therapy is designed to eliminate that discomfort. The procedure will allow you to live your life more comfortably without the need for pain-killing medication.
Root Canal Can Save a Tooth
The procedure can save a severely decayed and infected tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. It can also improve the look of your smile because a dental crown is usually placed on top of the treated tooth. This offers a natural-looking appearance. Our endodontic team wants you to keep the teeth you were born with through root canal therapy.
Prevent the Spread of Infection
Root canal therapy prevents the spread of the infection. Ignoring a tooth infection can cause bacteria to spread to healthy teeth and gums. During treatment, the entire area surrounding the infected tooth is thoroughly cleaned and then sealed. By limiting the spread of infection in this way, you may save money on more expensive restorations in the future.
Choose an Experienced Endodontist
Endodontists are dentists who have undergone two to three years of additional training, and our doctor has many more years of experience in performing this procedure. In fact, the AAE reports the average endodontist performs 25 root canals each week. Your comfort and safety always come first in our office.
Root canal therapy can improve the quality of your life by limiting the spread of infection, saving your natural teeth, and reducing recurring toothaches. Before treatment, our doctor will answer your questions about the procedure and how it can benefit your smile for the long term. Contact our 40207 dentist to schedule a visit to our office or ask your general dentist for a referral.