Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. This treatment is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged.
During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Root Canals are No More Painful than Fillings
People fear root canals because they assume they are painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to seeking dental care is truly painful, not the procedure itself.
Following root canal therapy a tooth should be protected with a crown that covers the cusps of the tooth. This is because the access made into the root canal system removes a significant amount of tooth structure thereby making it more susceptible to fracture.
Placement of a crown is recommended to ensure the best seal of the root canaled tooth.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Woodbury Dentists
If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with our Woodbury dentists and assess whether veneers, Invisalign, restorative dentistry or other cosmetic dental procedures are right for you, call today. Our staff will schedule an appointment and ensure you have time to meet with our doctors. They will evaluate your needs and help you decide the right course of action for your treatment.