Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When you have a root canal, the inflammation or infected pulp is removed, the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, and filled and sealed to save the tooth. According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canals are needed for a cracked tooth from injury or genetics, a deep cavity, or issues from a previous filling.
Think of a root canal as a very small and precise filling in a very small and tight space! Yes, it can be that simple. Painful and scary root canals of the past are simply that, the past!
Root canal treatment can save your tooth, prevents the spread of infection, and helps you maintain the health of your mouth. In some cases, the procedure can improve overall oral hygiene. Saving the tooth has a few advantages including:
With the new technology and techniques that we use at Angstadt Family Dental, we are able to help our patients receive pain-free root canal treatment and as minimal soreness after the root canal procedure. Always follow the instructions given after a root canal and take the medication prescribed by our doctor for the quickest, most comfortable healing possible!
It must be remembered that permanent restorations are almost always necessary with a root canal treated tooth to give it strength and function after root canal therapy. Our doctor will always discuss the best option for the patient and recommend it, typically a filling or a crown.
If you need a root canal procedure to take care of a painful and infected tooth, contact us and we can set up an appointment at your convenience! Don’t worry about your dental insurance – we will check that for you, and we have plenty of payment options to get you on the path to oral health. We even provide regular dental cleanings!
Call our Lancaster Office to Schedule an Appointment Today to see if we can save your tooth!