A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a tooth that has badly decayed or has become infected. The nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection. This helps to prevent abscesses from forming, which can happen if it is left untreated and becomes infected. Pain while eating, or putting pressure on the area are signs that you might need a root canal, of course you should always consult your dentist before partaking in any treatment.
There are several different benefits to getting a root canal, chief among them being pain free. There is also the benefit of being able to keep the tooth instead of needing an extraction in which you lose it. Additionally, a root canal is less expensive than an extraction in most cases, since extractions are more involved. Root canals are fairly simple procedures, similar to getting a filling, so it doesn’t take much time and can be done in one visit. It can also vastly improve the appearance of the tooth, and keep it looking natural without worry of people noticing.
Are you interested in learning more about root canals? If you are thinking about it you should schedule an appointment to talk about treatments, costs and options. Call us today to schedule an appointment for you and your family members with our dentist by calling us today at (734) 525-2552, and don’t forget about our emergency phone number in case you have a dental emergency and need immediate help at (734) 634-4077.