How Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Smile
Despite what you may have heard, a root canal actually offers some pretty amazing and long-term benefits to someone who is dealing with an infected, decayed or damaged tooth. Our Chatham, NY, dentist Domenic Riccobono knows the importance of gentle dentistry, especially when it comes to getting root canal treatment. Find out how this simple endodontic procedure could actually save your tooth.
Why is a root canal performed?
This virtually painless dental procedure is one of the most commonly performed procedures and it’s necessary when bacteria have entered the inside of the tooth, infecting the dental pulp. Once the pulp is infected or irritated the only option is to turn to our Chatham, NY, general dentist for treatment. An infected dental pulp will not heal by itself.
What are the benefits of root canal treatment?
If you’ve just found out that you need to get a root canal you may be looking for some reassurance. This simple procedure offers some amazing benefits including,
It stops the spread of infection
Decay or a dental infection occurs because there are bacteria present within the cavity of a tooth. During a root canal, our dentist will remove the bacteria and disinfect the dental cavity of the infected tooth. Once the bacteria is removed this prevents the infection from spreading further into the tooth. Here at Countryside Dental, our team ensures that you get a comprehensive, effective and gentle root canal treatment in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
It gets rid of your pain
Most people that need a root canal come into our office complaining of dental pain. The pulp is the only “feeling” part of the tooth because it contains nerves; therefore, you may be battling some pretty bad pain. A root canal will remove the pulp and any bacteria to get rid of your pain and to finally provide you with some relief.
It can save teeth
The purpose of a root canal is to preserve your natural tooth. The last thing we want our patients to worry about is losing a tooth. If a tooth is left untreated, bacteria will continue to spread until the tooth needs to be extracted. This can also cause damage to neighboring teeth and bone. By getting a root canal done when you need it you prevent further complications and you get to save your natural tooth.
Countryside Dental in Chatham, NY, is dedicated to creating beautiful and healthy smiles for life. If dental damage or other problems is affecting your oral health then call our office right away at (518) 392-5231.