If you’ve recently sustained a traumatic injury to the mouth that has left your tooth fractured or you’re suffering from a case of extensive dental decay, a root canal treatment may be necessary to restore your oral health. At Greenwood Smiles, we employ leading-edge technology and advanced techniques to keep our patients comfortable while we perform this tooth-saving procedure. Warmly welcoming new patients and their families to our state-of-the-art Greenwood dental office, you can be confident you will receive the individualized attention you deserve.
To understand when a root canal treatment becomes necessary, it is important to first understand something about the anatomy of a tooth. Deep underneath the pearly white enamel and the sublayer of dentin, a central chamber can be found which includes the nerve supply of the tooth, referred to as the dental pulp. When the dental pulp becomes compromised by a traumatic injury or extensive decay, root canal therapy is sometimes the only way to save the tooth. It’s an extremely common procedure in dentistry with over 15 million performed each year. And with a 97% success rate, it’s a very reliable method of preserving your natural smile. After the interior of the tooth has been cleaned and sanitized, it will be sealed with an inert-rubber like substance to prevent subsequent reinfection. Depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth, a dental filling or custom crown can be used to restore the structural integrity and aesthetic appearance of the tooth.
At Greenwood Smiles, our compassionate staff will keep your comfort a top priority as we perform your root canal procedure. We’ve helped countless patients save teeth that have suffered irreversible damage and we’re confident we can do the same for you. Give our Greenwood dental office a call today to schedule an appointment.