What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can restore your oral health if a tooth has become infected in the dental pulp or tooth nerve. The dental pulp is the innermost layer of the tooth, and it may become infected through serious injury or by decay that reaches deep into the tooth. In the past, infected teeth often required extraction (removal) in order to preserve the rest of the teeth. Thanks to modern endodontic treatments and techniques, infected teeth can now be saved. Root canal therapy can help us avoid the need for tooth extraction and prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth.

How do you treat an infected tooth?

If your tooth is infected, Dr. Anthony Shaia may recommend root canal therapy. To restore the health of the tooth, our gentle dentist will remove the infected dental pulp and tooth nerve, then clean and fill in the tooth. To protect the tooth following the treatment, we may recommend capping the tooth with a dental crown. A root canal in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, usually involves only one or two visits to our friendly dental office. We invite you to call or visit us at Shaia Dental Care today to learn more about root canal therapy. We are dedicated to improving your oral health!

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