Root canal treatment, or endodontic therapy, becomes necessary when the nerves of the tooth become infected or injured due to cavities, fractures, or other factors. Our dentist at Scott Ellard Dentistry can perform a root canal to restore the function of your tooth and prevent further damage and extraction.
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction.
Root Canal Process
To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentist will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, this procedure can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Modern root canals have the same goal as older root canal practices, but their process is newly updated to give you a better experience.
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Our dentist and entire team work hard to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.