What is a Root Canal?
Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with endodontic treatment, or root canal therapy.
At Advance Dentistry, root canals are performed in an effort to save a tooth that’s in danger of being lost to severe forms of decay.
SO… WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
Inside of each tooth is what’s known as a “pulp cavity.”
This pulp cavity houses nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. & Unfortunately, when there’s a crack, break, injury, or deep cavity within the tooth… the pulp cavity can become inflamed or infected.
If that inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can result in pain or an abscess.
Repaired Tooth with Root Canal
GOT IT. WHAT’S NEXT?
The actual root canal treatment consists of…
- removing the infected pulp
- carefully cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth
- filling and sealing the canals and pulp chamber to prevent bacteria from entering.
After the procedure, the tooth functions just like any other tooth. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last as long as other natural teeth — often for a lifetime.
While many patients are comfortable with local anesthesia, we are happy to discuss using I.V. Sedation to make you as comfortable as possible during your root canal treatment.
We’re here to help! Call today to set up a free consultation with our team of experienced professionals: 513-272-9009
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