You’ve probably heard of root canal therapy, but you may not be familiar with what the procedure actually entails. When do you need one? What are the alternatives? What are the benefits? Root canal therapy is often an excellent way to save your smile from further damage in the event of a tooth infection, and we perform root canal therapy right here in-house at the Topton dental office of Dr. Edward Carter.
Root canal therapy is used to treat infections of the pulp that runs through your tooth. These infections are very problematic, eventually causing abscesses and killing the tooth. Without treatment, an infected tooth will have to be removed. You could opt for extraction without trying root canal therapy, but this comes with its own problems. You’ll need to then replace the missing tooth for optimal function and health. That’s why we recommend root canal therapy whenever possible.
Have you been experiencing tooth pain or increased sensitivity to hot and cold? You may need root canal therapy.
At our Topton dental office, we offer root canal therapy, and we can use hard tissue lasers instead of the dental drill to make your procedure more pain-free than ever before. We will remove infected tissue, clean and detoxify the inside of the tooth, and fill it to prevent further infection. A crown will be placed to protect and strengthen the tooth. It’s that easy to save your smile with root canal therapy from Dr. Carter.