Tooth loss is a problem for which modern dentistry has better solutions than ever. Still, the team at Moberi Dental Specialists stands with expert opinion that it is always preferable to save natural tooth structure than to attempt to replicate natural structure with a prosthetic. Sometimes, to accomplish this goal, root canal therapy must be performed.
The Necessity for Advanced Care
We understand that most people would prefer to avoid root canal treatment if at all possible; some so much so that they consider tooth extraction as an alternative. Rather than go to that extreme, we encourage our patients to understand why root canal therapy may become necessary. With this information, there is a greater opportunity to avoid advanced dental problems.
A root canal is performed when the innermost part of a tooth has become infected. Though this can occur as a result of direct injury, the most common reason for infection is tooth decay. When a cavity forms on surface enamel, bacteria are able to more quickly move inward through dentin, which is a softer matter. Because bacteria beneath enamel can no longer be reached with brushing and flossing, the risk of infection around the nerve of the tooth is quite high.
What is involved in Root Canal Therapy?
The root canal procedure is undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood that there is. Most people would prefer just about anything to this method of treatment. In reality, there is not much more to the root canal than there is to a standard filling. Before treating the tooth, numbing medication is administered. Patients who would like may also enhance relaxation with an appropriate sedation dentistry technique. Damaged enamel and dentin are gently removed before access is made to the root canals. Here, tiny filing instruments are used to empty canals, which are then sterilized. To complete the procedure, canals are filled with inert material, which will seal out bacteria. A temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it until the final restoration can be placed.
Trust the Experts
We understand that root canal therapy is nearly last on your list of things you want to do. Our training in endodontic procedures and sedation dentistry is focused on getting you out of pain with efficient dental care.
Don’t wait. Schedule a visit at Moberi Dental Specialist before pain occurs.
Posted on 03/30/2016 at 12:00:00 AM