Root Canal Therapy
The Root Canal Therapy Process
Ultimately, root canal therapy involves removing all of the living parts of an infected tooth. Often, this procedure is the last chance to save a patient’s tooth. Once Dr. Poovey makes a tiny access point into the tooth, he’ll begin to remove the pulp. When this process is complete, our team will cover the weakened tooth with a new crown, improving its durability and aesthetics.
Why Preserve the Tooth?
If you have the option to use a root canal procedure to save your tooth, what are the benefits? The fact is, using every resource to save your teeth is worthwhile, because replacing them will cost you lots of time and money in the long run. This is one reason that root canal therapy is among the most effective dental treatments available.
4 Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy
- Severe toothaches
- Swelling and tenderness
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- An abscess on the gums
- Tooth darkens in color
Note that Symptoms Aren’t Always Visible
It’s important to know that it’s possible to need root canal therapy without any visible symptoms being present. This is part of the benefit of attending your biannual dental appointments – if there are any issues developing in your teeth and gums, we’ll find them during your scheduled exams.
Root Canal Therapy Can Give You the Relief You Need
As one of the most beneficial surgeries we do at our dental offices in Fort Myers, FL, root canal therapy has helped many patients save their teeth and put an end to their dental pain. If your tooth is causing problems or may otherwise have to be extracted, then a root canal treatment may be ideal for you. The one way to know for sure is to contact Dr. Milsap and schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you!