When people think of potentially scary dental procedures, root canals are often at the top of the list. Thankfully, today’s advancements in technology and pain control have rendered this treatment more comfortable than ever before, and its benefits for your oral health and happiness are incredibly valuable. In fact, severely damaged teeth facing the threat of extraction can be fully restored and revitalized with the help of root canal therapy.
Here are some common symptoms that could indicate the need for root canal therapy:
However, there are many cases where symptoms are too subtle for an untrained eye to identify. That’s why it’s crucial for patients to attend routine appointments at our Annapolis location. If Dr. Gary Goodman or Dr. Jeremy Goodman finds that root canal therapy is necessary to preserve your natural tooth, our team can quickly make plans to provide treatment as soon as possible.
Root canal therapy can require anywhere from one to three visits, during which one of our doctors will carefully access the inner chamber of the infected tooth and remove diseased pulp and bacteria, replacing it with a safe, biocompatible material. Then, he’ll thoroughly seal the tooth to minimize the chances of further infection. In most cases, it’s strongly recommended that patients have a custom-made crown placed on top to restore lost structure and function.
Here at Goodman Dental Care, Dr. Gary Goodman and Dr. Jeremy Goodman are happy to possess the skill and education needed to provide this transformative procedure here in our Annapolis, MD location, and our dedicated, long-term team will be sure to keep you feeling at ease throughout the process. We also welcome patients from Crownsville, Davidsonville, Edgewater, Severna Park, Arnold, and beyond.