Endodontic Care

Root Canal Therapy: Save That Tooth!

You may be wondering - "what exactly is involved during a root canal treatment, and will I ever need one?" If you've never experienced the procedure for yourself, it's great to get familiar with the basics. Without this procedure, a patient would have no choice but to extract their tooth!

When might I need Root Canal Therapy?

When a patient's tooth becomes infected or experiences significant trauma, a root canal treatment can save their tooth and save them from a lot of pain. Tooth decay is the most common cause, as it can damage the pulp to the point where a root canal is required. On the other hand, trauma from a sport-related incident, car accident or even an unexpected hard bite while eating can injure the tooth, damaging its living tissue and requiring root canal therapy.

What should I expect if I ever need Root Canal Therapy?

Our endodontist will remove the tooth's diseased pulp and fill the root canal system with a special gutta percha filling material. Lastly, the tooth is capped with a natural looking, tooth-resembling crown. While some patients choose against receiving a crown to save more money, this is not recommended. After the tooth is filled, it's at risk for fracture. A crown will prevent any damage by providing strength and support.

Bright Life Dental happily administers local anesthetics to patients receiving root canal treatments for a comfortable and pain-free experience. Don't pull that troubled tooth - let us help you save it!

Interested? Have a question? Call us!

Call: 1-844-274-4481 or simply 1-844-BRIGHT-1

You can contact us with any questions you may have. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be more than happy to help.

We would very much want to offer same day appointments, however we encourage making appointments as far in advance as possible, as space availability is at many times limited. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding scheduling and payment arrangements.

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