If you are looking for an excellent general dentist who can also perform root canal therapy, you will want to visit us at Georgetown Family Dental. At our dental practice, our top-notch dentist, Dr. Maynard, can provide root canal 31419 treatment when needed.
When the pulp inside a tooth is damaged or infected, the tooth will need to have root canal 31419 therapy in order to be saved. Generally, when this is occurring, the tooth will develop pain when you eat something that is hot or cold, or when pressure is placed upon it. The root canals are the tiny passageways that branch off from the top of the tooth, and find their way downward until the tip of the root is reached. A tooth can have anywhere between one and four root canals. Problems with teeth occur when infection spreads to the pulp, which is found in the inner portion of the tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. As the infection becomes worse, it will spread to the tooth roots. Additionally, if a tooth is dramatically injured, this type of problem can occur as well. When a patient has a root canal procedure, all infection is removed from the tooth and the root canal system. Today, due to the use of modern anesthesia, patients are able to remain completely comfortable during the entire procedure. During a root canal, the entire system is cleaned and then sealed to prevent reinfection. This type of treatment has about a 90% chance of success. However, the sooner a tooth receives this treatment the more likely the treatment is to be successful. Once the treatment is complete, the tooth will have as great a chance as any other tooth in your mouth to last for a lifetime.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist for a root canal 31419, contact us today.