Why would I need a Root Canal
Do you have a severe toothache or tooth sensitivity? Most likely decay has burrowed down close to the pulp. The pulp is a bundle of vessels which supplies nutrients to the tooth. If the pulp becomes infected our dentist may recommend a root canal treatment. This treatment will save your tooth and restore the health of your smile.
Root Canal Treatment
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is prescribed most typically if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or severely damaged. This is typically due to damage reaching past the enamel layer and deep into the tooth. If not treated properly, this type of infection may cause the tooth to die and ultimately may require the tooth to be removed. To avoid potential extraction and to restore the health of the tooth, our skilled dentist will remove fill the tooth with medicated material after removing damaged or infected material and cleaning the tooth. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to provide the tooth with a natural appearance and structure. Most often, root canals can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Other Alternatives to Root Canal Therapy
If one or more teeth have been infected, the only alternative to root canal treatment offered by any dentist is a tooth extraction. This solves the problem of the infection and allows the bone socket to heal. On the other hand, you have the obvious negative of losing the tooth. Schedule a free consultation now with Dr. Piero to see if root canal therapy is the right choice for you today.