Endodontic therapy, also known as root canal therapy, is a treatment offered by Dr. Kanorwalla of the
Springfield, MA area. Her practice, Vanguard Dental, focuses on both the aesthetics and health of a
smile. Situations may occur in which patients may need to undergo endodontic therapy in order to save a
natural tooth from requiring extraction.
There are many reasons why patients may need to seek dental assistance through root canal therapy. Sometimes, a cavity may become too large and deep, thus causing an infection in the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the area of tissue that is housed within the enamel of the tooth and contains nerves and the blood supply for the tooth. When infection occurs, the tooth can become extremely painful. That is often what brings patients to the dental office for help. Abscesses can also result in the need for root canal therapy, as well as trauma that reaches the dental pulp.
Patients who believe they may benefit from endodontic therapy are encouraged to contact the team at Vanguard Dental in Springfield, MA. Dr. Kanorwalla can quickly determine if root canal therapy is the best way to address the patient's discomfort. In some instances, other methods may be appropriate. Antibiotics may be prescribed to control the infection before endodontic treatment is administered.
It is important to preserve the natural teeth of the smile. By maintaining good oral health, patients can usually avoid problems such as infection and abscesses. Brushing, flossing, and visiting Dr. Kanorwalla every six months is a great way to keep your smile free from dental problems such as these. Becoming properly educated on how to address dental emergencies and other situations that may arise is one of the best ways to know when it is necessary to visit the dental office.
Patients in the Springfield, MA area who are dealing with mouth pain may benefit from root canal therapy. They should visit Dr. Kanorwalla as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Kanorwalla is also serving families in Hampden, East Longmeadow, Ludlow, Chicopee, Indian Orchard, Belchertown, Sixteen Acres, Wilbraham, Palmer, and Granby.
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