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Understanding Root Canal Therapy at Prosthodontic Associates

At the core of your tooth lies the pulp, housing the nerve, blood vessels, and essential nutrients vital for a healthy tooth. When the pulp is compromised due to damage, the risk of infection arises, leading to pain, swelling, and potential tooth loss. To salvage the original tooth and circumvent complications, Root Canal Therapy emerges as a crucial option.

Saving Your Natural Tooth:

Root Canal Therapy is a comprehensive solution designed to save your natural tooth, mitigating the need for more extensive and costly procedures like implants or dentures. The process involves creating an opening in the tooth's crown, meticulously removing the compromised pulp from the root canal, and addressing any existing infection.

Key Steps in Root Canal Therapy:

Cleaning and Shaping:

  • The root canal is meticulously cleaned, shaped, and smoothed to eliminate any remnants of the damaged pulp.
  • Treatment of abscesses and removal of bacteria causing infection.

Filling and Sealing:

  • The infection-free canal is filled and sealed to prevent future microbial intrusion.

Crown Placement:

  • To strengthen the now more brittle tooth, a custom Crown or Cap is crafted.
  • The Crown is cemented in place, restoring the tooth's integrity and preserving its position in your smile.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy:

  • Preservation: Retains the original tooth, avoiding the need for artificial replacements.
  • Cost-Effective: Averts the necessity for more expensive procedures like implants or dentures.
  • Healing Process: Conducted in stages to ensure proper healing and long-term success.

Post-Treatment Considerations:

  • Tooth Discoloration: Treated teeth may darken; however, whitening procedures can restore uniformity to your smile.

Your Smile, Preserved:

Root Canal Therapy at Prosthodontic Associates is a meticulous process conducted with care and expertise. It not only addresses existing issues but also ensures the longevity of your natural tooth, contributing to the preservation of your radiant smile.

Schedule a consultation to explore how Root Canal Therapy can be a vital step in maintaining the health and beauty of your teeth.