An endodontic treatment, root canal therapy may be suggested by Dr. Stephen Stanley to treat infections and damage to the inner portion of your tooth.
Located in this sensitive area are your dental pulp and tooth nerves. When decay reaches the inside of your tooth, it can cause a painful infection and eventually kill your tooth. To prevent this from happening, our friendly dentist may recommend a root canal to restore the strength and health of your tooth.
Although it depends on the severity of infection, many root canal treatments can be completed in just one visit. After using local anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding area, we will open the tooth, clean out all decay, and fill your tooth canals. The inside of your tooth is sanitized and restored with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Then, your tooth is sealed off with a dental filling or dental crown, based on your specific needs.
We want you to have a positive experience each time you visit our dental office. Our caring dental team is available to answer any of your questions about root canal treatment and is willing to slow down and take the time to guide you through each step of the process to make sure you are confident in the dental care you receive. To learn more about root canal treatment, call us at Pyramid Family Dental Care today. We look forward to hearing from you!