Do you have a tooth with such a deep cavity that the nerve is exposed? Or is it severely damaged in some other way?
If so, the dentist may recommend a root canal to try to save the tooth instead of pulling it and replacing it with a bridge or an implant.
Root canal treatment is the process of trying to save a dying tooth by repairing and cleaning out damaged nerve systems. This is an attempt to save the natural tooth, if possible, instead of extracting it.
To avoid tooth loss and the requirement for dental implants, many individuals get root canal treatment to assist in saving their natural teeth.
Root canal treatment is a pretty significant surgery and requiresa large amount of instruction and training. Root canals are now performed using advanced techniques and materials, making them far more comfortable and faster than they used to be.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (865) 283-2850.