A root canal is one way for our dentist to save a tooth. When a tooth becomes infected or damaged by a serious injury, it is important to quickly repair the tissue. If left along, the infection can spread and the internal tissue, or pulp, can die off. When this happens, the only option left is a tooth extraction and a dental prosthetic. However, a root canal treats the inner portion of the tooth, even if it has suffered extensive damage.
When you come in for a root canal, Dr. Lan-anh Bui-Saha will carefully examine the tooth and remove any damaged tissue. When this is done, our dentist can clean the area and fill it with biocompatible material. The area is then sealed off and a temporary dental crown is placed over the filling material. Patients can also work with our dentist to plan a permanent crown or other restoration treatment.
If you are suffering from a severe toothache or a severe dental injury, you may need to plan a root canal. The Dental Loft makes sure our patients feel comfortable throughout their root canal appointment in Beavercreek, Ohio. Phone our practice at 937-912-0101 if you have questions about root canals or other restorative procedures available at our office.