At Clinton Dental Group, we want to do everything we can to prevent the need for extensive dental treatment or dental extractions. When a tooth begins to decay, and it is caught early, normally the decay can be easily removed and the cavity can be filled to preserve the tooth. However, when left alone for a long period of time, it is possible that the decay could spread throughout the tooth. As the decay spreads, it forms a bigger problem and threatens the very existence of the tooth. The more decay that is found, the harder it is to remove. When tooth decay spreads all the way down to the pulp of the tooth, a root canal becomes necessary to save the tooth from extraction.
How It Works
A root canal works to remove all the tooth decay, including the pulp of the tooth. If a root canal is recommended, it is important to schedule treatment right away to save the tooth from pain or further damage. Left untreated, severe decay can lead to a dental emergency.
A root canal is performed by your dentist carefully removing all signs of decay from the tooth and also removing the pulp of the tooth. We offer sedation options to help you feel comfortable and at ease throughout your visit. You can discuss sedation options with your dentist to choose what is best for you. Your dentist will numb the area around the tooth before treatment. Once all of the decay has been removed, a dental crown is needed to cover and seal the tooth, protecting your tooth from further damage and restoring your overall smile.
If you are in need of a root canal and live in the Clinton, MD area, call our office today! We can examine your smile and recommend the best possible treatment for preserving your tooth. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy smile!