If your dental pulp is infected, you may suffer from pain, sensitivity, or other discomfort. In these instances, our dentists will usually recommend root canal therapy because an untreated infection in the dental pulp may result in the death of the tooth. If you need root canal therapy, Dr. Paul R. Downing, DMD, & Dr. Julian Gapud, DDS will work hard to ensure your comfort. If you would like to learn more about a root canal in Lexington, South Carolina, please contact us at White Knoll Comprehensive Dentistry today.
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentists will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Our dentists, along with our entire dental team, works hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.