At Chesapeake Smiles Dental root canals are simple dental procedures that remove infected, damaged, and painful nerves inside a tooth. They Also remove the infected pulp, and nerve tissues inside and prevent infections from spreading to other parts of the body.
When the infection caused by the severe damage in cavities is left untreated, it becomes very serious.
In our office, we provide the best root canal treatment that can be finished in only one visit and without a referral.
Your treated tooth is often fitted with a custom crown and post to ensure the strength, durability, and preservation that guarantees an absolutely beautiful wide smile.
Not all teeth in need for a root canal are in constant pain.
Other possible symptoms of tooth infections are pain while chewing, sensitivity to temperature, tooth discoloration, or swollen and tender gums. In case you feel any of those symptoms you must go for a dental check.
The main role of a tooth nerve is to send hot and cold sensations to the brain, however after the nerve removal by a root canal treatment, the tooth can still function normally.
Extraction therapy is the only alternative to root canals in case the pulp of the tooth becomes infected. The process removes the entire tooth and roots leaving a space between the teeth. Once the tooth is extracted the dentist replaces the missing tooth with a partial denture, bridge, or an implant.
Even though technology has come a long way there is no substitute for a patient’s original teeth.