Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is also known as endodontics. Root canal treatment is required when tooth decay has broken through the outer enamel and infected the heart of the tooth, adversely affecting the nerve (pulp) of the tooth causing constant pain.

But what happens when a tooth becomes infected(abscessed)? Essentially this means that the nerve (pulp) at the center of the tooth is dying. You will probably be experiencing quite a bit of pain and/or swelling of the tissues around the tooth.

Under these circumstances, most patients want a quick fix – an extraction. While extraction may remove the offending tooth, it is not the best option in the long term. We prefer to try root canal surgery first. This way, the infection can be cleared and the tooth can be kept in place.

The goal of Dr. Scapillato is to try and save your natural teeth and avoid extractions. The reason for this is because removing natural teeth leaves gaps which then cause the other teeth to compensate. It can then affect your bite and cause a host of other affiliated problems.

This way, the infection and/pain can be resolved and the tooth can remain in place.

Contact us for more information about Root Canal Treatment.


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