Saving Your Tooth From the Inside Out
Having pain in your tooth? Sensitive to hot or cold? A root canal is used to save an infected tooth by removing the infection and alleviating pain. Your tooth is restored with a post and core then capped with a crown to protect this tooth. Saving your natural teeth is often your best option.
When the nerve inside of a tooth dies, or becomes infected, it is removed, and the inside of the tooth and roots are cleansed and shaped. The roots of the tooth are then filled with an inert rubber-type substance to seal them from fluids and bacteria. Next, the tooth is usually restored with a filling, which may include a post and a crown to cover and protect the tooth from further damage.
A root canal may not be a painful, multi-appointment experience. With today’s modern technology, American Dental Solutions can often perform a root canal in one painless visit. Have questions on root canal therapy? Contact us today for a free consultation or stop by any of our locations for more information.