Saving your Smile
More than 15 million root canal treatments are provided each year, making it one of the most common dental procedures performed throughout the United States. In the past, if you had a tooth with an infection inside the root, you would most likely lose that tooth. Root canals are a relatively simple procedure that allows the team at Kluth-Richardson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to save your tooth and your smile.
If you are experiencing the following symptoms, call our Noblesville, Indiana office today for an immediate visit:
Why consider a Root Canal?
Root canal treatments are performed to save teeth that are severely inflamed, infected, or damaged. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess may form, and pain and swelling can occur. If the infected tissue is not removed, you can experience injury to your jawbone, and it can be detrimental to your overall health. Without proper treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.
What can I expect during a Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment may require one to three visits to our office. The team at Kluth-Richardson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will determine the best path to saving your tooth while making your experience as comfortable as possible. During the treatment, the affected tissue will be removed, the interior of the tooth will be cleaned and sealed, and the tooth will be filled with a dental composite. If your tooth has extensive decay, a crown may be placed to strengthen and protect the tooth from damage. With regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits, your restored tooth can last for years. To learn more about the procedure, and how it can be done comfortably, call our Kluth-Richardson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule a consultation.