Root Canal Therapy
Providing a Lifetime of Dentistry that Cares
What is a Root Canal?
Root canal therapy (more commonly known as a “root canal”) is a form of dental therapy that treats the pulp of an infected tooth. The pulp—which is made up of living connective tissue—can become infected when a tooth is cracked or if a cavity has gotten so bad that the infection has spread directly to the pulp. When this occurs, a root canal procedure will be necessary.
Root canal therapy is very common, and although it has a historically bad association, it can often be the best chance of saving a tooth once an infection has spread.
Pros & Cons of Root Canal Therapy
Although the benefits of having root canal therapy outweigh the risks, it is important to be aware of the risks involved, which include possible discoloration (which can later be treated with whitening solutions), mild discomfort, and a tooth that is ultimately not as resilient and healthy as it was previously.
While these potential downsides do exist, the benefits are much more substantial. In addition to stopping the infection from spreading and causing damage to the oral bone, a root canal will relieve you of chronic pain, improve the aesthetics of your mouth, and can potentially save a tooth or teeth from being removed.
High Quality Care You Can Trust
At Brook West Family Dentistry, we are committed to building positive, long-standing relationships with our patients. The way we achieve this is by using state of the art technologies, compassionate and carefully planned services, high-quality work, and personalized care that always places the needs of the individual client first. If you would like to meet our team, take a tour of our facilities, or discuss your procedure with our knowledgeable staff, please let us know.
Having a root canal procedure can make a remarkable difference in the lives of those with damaged teeth. Scheduling your appointment for root canal therapy is your first step towards a confident, healthy smile. To begin your journey towards the perfect smile, please contact us to set up an appointment for a root canal at (763) 561-2273.