When a tooth has become damaged from tooth decay, with risk to the sensitive pulp, the best course of action may be a root canal and cleaning. While your teeth are one of the most durable substances in your body, they are not impervious. Tooth decay can wear away the layers of your tooth over time, and if it reaches the pulp, that’s where the source of pain and sensitivity can originate. Read along for more information about receiving root canal therapy from Dr. Taler.
A root canal is when the inner tissues of the tooth are removed, clearing out infected or damaged tissue and preventing the tooth from becoming infected. The hollowed tooth is then filled in with a rubber composite and capped with a customized dental crown. What makes Advanced Family Dentistry stand apart is our usage of lasers to sterilize teeth during the procedure.
You may be asking yourself, what do lasers have to do with my root canal? Using gentle laser removal reassures that there will be no further infection, and clears out the damaged tissues quickly and effectively. We work with various types of dental lasers and we also use sedation dentistry to ensure that you feel no pain during the procedure.
Lasers in dentistry have long provided patients with the means to undergo their treatments without pain. At most, patients may feel some pressure during the duration of the procedure. Click here to find out if you are a candidate for laser dentistry.
What about that dental crown that’s capped on top? Dental crowns are customized for every patient’s situation, and Dr. Taler will work hard to ensure that your crown looks and feels as natural as the tooth before it.
Before undergoing your root canal, scans and x-rays of your teeth will be taken in order to craft your perfect crown. Once the crown has been created, Dr. Taler will install it on top of your affected tooth. The purpose of these crowns is to protect the root canal and filling.
A damaged root in a tooth can be painful and uncomfortable, with a high risk of worsening or becoming infected. If you’re experiencing pain of this caliber, call us at (317) 849-1223 or contact us at Advanced Family Dentistry to see if you qualify for root canal therapy, and what you can do to save your teeth.