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Root Canal Therapy

Most people dread hearing the news that they need a root canal. While root canal therapy is a common dental procedure to eliminate infections in the teeth, it continues to place a negative image in patients’ minds. However, patients can rest easy knowing our referral endodontists offer the most comfortable, efficient experience possible when root canal therapy is needed.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is a procedure where a dentist removes bad bacteria from the pulp of a tooth. That bacteria forms inside of the tooth for many reasons. Poor dental health is one of the most common causes. Also, when someone does not fix a cracked tooth, it is easier for bad bacteria to enter and attack the tooth from the inside out. An untreated infection inside of a tooth makes it painful, discolored and could eventually lead to the loss of that tooth.

More often than not, you will need to have a crown placed on top of the affected tooth to cover up any imperfections discolorations, or weaknesses. Placement of a crown will strengthen and protect a tooth. In addition, to strengthen and pivot the tooth, therefore improving the overall longevity of the tooth. Essentially you are “protecting your investment.”

Contact our office about root canal therapy to learn if you might require this procedure. The sooner you complete your root canal therapy and have the tooth permanently restored, the faster you can be on the road to a healthy, beautiful smile.