The subject of this post from Town Dental Group is one of the most feared dental procedures of them all: the infamous root canal.
If you are told that you need a root canal, don’t panic. We only recommend it when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives.
A successful root canal can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction followed by a dental bridge, dental implant, or gap in your smile.
If, after a thorough evaluation, we determine that a tooth is going to need a root canal, we will explain the procedure and costs that are involved. Root canals are performed to save an infected tooth. If not treated, abscesses and complete tooth loss may occur.
During the procedure, we will remove the nerve and pulp, and then clean and disinfect the interior of your tooth – the canal. The next step is filling and sealing the cleaned area with a special rubbery material, and then protecting the restored tooth with a crown or filling.
Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. There are several effective pain management methods available today at Town Dental Group, and we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure.
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