Sometimes, pain can lead patients to require a special endodontic treatment called a root canal.
Root canal therapy involves the removal of the dental pulp in a tooth to relieve a patient from
infection, an abscess, or a deep cavity that may have caused extreme pain and discomfort. Patients
who come to Vanguard Dental with painful toothaches may be advised to undergo a root canal
procedure. While extracting a tooth is also a consideration, it is important for patients to maintain their natural teeth when possible. Root canal therapy is often the first course of action, as it can allow the patient to keep their natural tooth and avoid the need for expensive restorative work in the future.
Root Canal Therapy Diagnosis
Root canal therapy is one of the most commonly performed endodontic treatments. It requires that the dentist drill a hole on top of the patient's tooth to access the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the tissue that is housed within the tooth, it stores the blood supply and nerves that keep the tooth alive. The dental pulp is removed with specialized instruments, and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly disinfected. The inside of the tooth is filled and sealed. Since the dental pulp has been removed, the tooth may become brittle over time, making it more susceptible to breakage. Your dentist at Vanguard Dental will often place a dental crown over a tooth that has had a root canal to protect it and give it the strength it needs to function at its best.
Dr. Kanorwalla can provide other endodontic treatments for patients who need them, but the most commonly performed procedure is the root canal. Treating cracked and broken teeth is also an endodontic procedure that your dentist at Vanguard Dental provides. Thanks to continued improvements in technology, these treatments are fast, simple, and relatively painless for the patient. They are often a much more affordable alternative to extractions and restorations to maintain the patient's original smile. They are an effective way to address dental problems without emptying the wallet.
Crowns Cracked Tooth Diagnosis
Vanguard Dental is committed to helping you improve your oral health, while maintaining the cosmetic appeal you desire from your smile. Call Vanguard Dental today to schedule a consultation appointment and learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and endodontic.