Who is a candidate for root canals through a Spring area dental practice?
Root canal therapy is offered by our Spring dental practice when patients experience the death of a tooth, or trauma that causes it to become infected. Diseased nerves within the dental pulp can cause patients extreme pain. This is when root canal therapy is discussed. Toothaches can be a sign of tooth decay or disease, and when a root canal is suggested, patients should strongly consider the advantages it can provide-including its ability to relieve pain.
Root canal therapy is done to save the natural tooth by removing the dental pulp from the inside. The dental pulp is where the nerves and blood supply are stored within the tooth. Once removed, the tooth is officially “deadened” and no longer able to experience pain. Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS will drill a hole into the tooth to reach the dental pulp, remove it, clean and disinfect the empty chambers, and then fill and seal the tooth. A custom dental crown may be made to bond over the tooth to protect it from damage, as it can become brittle after the procedure. The entire treatment is done over the course of two appointments.
Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS sees a few situations in which root canal therapy is necessary, and can discuss with his patients when they are a proper candidate for this procedure. In many cases, root canal therapy may need to be done when extensive tooth decay has occurred, or when the nerve has become infected or diseased. Abscesses require treatment, as well as teeth that have been injured. Instead of extracting the tooth and restoring with a dental implant, partial dentures, or a dental bridge, maintaining the natural tooth is desired to maintain good oral health.
Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS provides root canal therapy for patients who need it, whether they are currently a patient in his practice or not. If you live in the Spring or Conroe communities and you have considered a dental team that provides quality root canal therapy when necessary, contact his practice today to schedule a consultation appointment.
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