Root canals are generally performed when tooth decay is at a risk of targeting the pulp foundation at the bottom of the tooth, which connects it to the bloodstream. If the tooth is relatively intact, Dr.Nelatoor will recommend that a root canal be performed in order to help preserve the tooth before the damage becomes too extensive, and will work to minimize any discomfort brought about by it.
If tooth decay is allowed to reach the pulp in the bottom of the tooth, bacteria can gain an entryway into the bloodstream, elevating the likelihood of infection and illness. Your dentist will then highly recommend removing the tooth altogether. With root canal therapy by our experienced dentist, you can avoid removal of your tooth which can be restored to make it more durable and presentable.
During the procedure, we will numb the area around the tooth, and remove the decayed material from the pulp to close off access to the bloodstream. Following this, the inside of the tooth will be cleaned out to ensure there is no remaining decay. Finally, the tooth will get a new filling and a crown placed on it to prevent any further damage or infection.
Why Consider Root Canal?
When the tooth is infected or decayed to its pulp, it causes an unbearable pain and discomfort. Apart from the persistent severe pain, if such a tooth is left untreated, it necessitates the need to remove it. In order to save the tooth, root canal becomes necessary.
The root canal therapy performed by our dentist at Expressions family dental can save a severely infected or decayed tooth and restore it to its normal function. Using the latest advancements in dental technology and vast experience, we ensure to make the root canal therapy as comfortable as possible. Many of our patients who have had a root canals to this day thrive with healthy teeth and smile.