Root canal procedures are necessary when a tooth infection reaches the inside of the tooth and begins affecting the nerves in the canals that travel through your tooth roots. When an infection is affecting the nerves in a patient’s tooth, it can lead to a very severe chronic toothache. Patients who require a root canal may sometimes feel a bit of dental anxiety from the procedure’s reputation, but a root canal can actually provide comfort and relief by eliminating the tooth infection symptoms before they worsen and cause more serious problems.
The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
- Health Benefits | Root canals get rid of harmful infection before it can spread to your other teeth, or cause serious health problems.
- A Lasting Smile | Using a root canal, your dentist can save a tooth that would normally require extraction and help your smile last longer.
- Comfort and Relief | Root canals provide comfort and relief for patients who are suffering from a serious, chronic tooth infection. Your root canal will alleviate your toothache and all of the other symptoms that have been making your day-to-day life more difficult.
The Root Canal Procedure
During a root canal procedure, your dentist will begin by removing all of the infected tissue from your tooth to prevent the infection from spreading or creating more tooth problems. Once the infection has been removed, your dentist will medicate and sterilize the area.
After your root canal procedure is finished, Dr. Miller will protect your remaining tooth structure by placing a beautiful, porcelain dental crown. Once your dental crown has been placed, your root canal procedure will be complete, and you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of a healthy, full smile again.
With modern dentistry advances, root canal procedures are becoming easier and more comfortable for our patients. To find out more about our root canal therapy, call us at our office today.