Root Canal Therapy
When the inner nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay or infection, a root canal may be recommended to restore the tooth.
When confronting this type of decay or infection, a patient has two options: pull the affected tooth or save the tooth through root canal therapy. When extracting a decayed or infected tooth, significant and costly dental problems may arise for adjacent teeth. In the end, tooth extraction may cause more problems than it will solve. Root canal therapy is a much more desirable alternative, as it will provide full functionality to the tooth and mouth, and will not cause any future problems with adjacent teeth.
Root canal therapy restoration usually lasts a lifetime and will provide full functionality back to your tooth and mouth. There may be a need in the future to retreat the tooth, but this would only be necessary if a new, separate infection arose.
Three reasons why we recommend root canal therapy:
Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
Development of infection or abscess inside the tooth or at the root tip
Trauma or injury to the tooth
To prevent any future infection and decay, good oral hygiene practices as well as regular dental visits at BR Dental Care will aid in the overall health of your mouth and provide greater longevity in the life of your root canal treatment.