While root canals may not be something you look forward to, they have gotten an ill-deserved reputation. The truth is that they do not have to cause discomfort and are an excellent method to save your teeth. This is one of the many reasons that it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Postponing treatment could allow your condition to worsen past the point where we are able to save it, or the infection could spread to other teeth and bone.Dr. Fulton and Dr. Sargent may recommend a root canal if you exhibit the following symptoms:
Most people who are afraid of a root canal are not entirely sure what it is. With this treatment, your dentist removes the infected pulp and bacteria from your tooth’s canals, seals them to prevent future infection and caps your tooth with a natural looking, custom crown. No one will be able to tell the difference between the crown and your natural teeth. Better still, you will be able to chew comfortably again. Root canals are often performed by an endodontist, but our experienced doctors can treat your infected tooth right in our office. You can get the treatment you need from a doctor with whom you already feel comfortable.