The Benefits of Root Canals for Restoring Dental Health
Are you suffering from persistent tooth pain? If decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, causing infection and discomfort, a root canal may be the best solution to save your natural tooth. Sophisticated Smiles is dedicated to providing effective and practical root canal treatments, utilizing advanced dental technology and techniques to restore dental health.
Understanding Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a dental procedure to treat tooth decay and save the affected tooth. The tooth becomes diseased when decay reaches the pulp, which contains nerves and soft tissues. The process involves the following steps:
Evaluation and Diagnosis: Our experienced dentists will examine your tooth, evaluating the extent of the decay and determining if a root canal is necessary.
- Removal of Damaged Pulp: The damaged pulp is carefully removed from the tooth to alleviate pain and prevent further infection.
- Cleaning and Disinfection: The root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to eliminate bacteria or infection.
- Filling and Sealing: To prevent reinfection, the cleaned root canal is filled with a biocompatible material, such as gutta-percha. The tooth is then sealed to protect it from further damage.
- Restoration: Depending on the severity of the decay and structural damage, a dental crown or filling may be placed to restore the tooth’s functionality and appearance.