When tooth decay is discovered, the decay needs to be removed as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading and making the tooth more infected. Many times when a cavity is found, the decay can be easily removed and then the tooth can be filled and sealed. However, sometimes the decay will spread to the pulp of the tooth. When this happens, the only way to save the tooth from extraction is to perform a root canal treatment to remove the infection from the pulp of the tooth.
When you come in for a root canal, your dentist will make sure the area that will be worked on is numb so that you will be comfortable during treatment. Once you are fully ready, your dentist will carefully remove all signs of decay from the tooth and the pulp of the tooth. Once he has successfully removed all decay, the tooth will then be sealed by either a filling or dental crown. A root canal is a very successful treatment for saving your tooth and restoring your smile. If you are in need of a root canal, don’t delay! Take care of the health of your smile by getting the care that you need.
If you are in search of a root canal treatment in Henrietta, NY, call our office to schedule a visit and receive the care that you need.