Root Canal Treatment
Sometimes cracks, trauma, or decay to teeth go beyond minor cosmetic dental remedies. These and other issues sometimes lead to dental sensitivity that requires a root canal.
During a root canal procedure, Dr. King carefully anesthetizes the tooth, then cleans, disinfects, and fills the interior of the tooth to prevent future bacterial infections. Next, a tooth-colored dental crown is used to restore functionality to the tooth.
Contrary to jokes about the matter, modern root canal treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. You can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment.
Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last as long as other natural teeth and often for a lifetime.