When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, a skilled Provo dentist or endodontist must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is often the only way to save the tooth.
Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry: 801-374-0070
During a root canal procedure (or endodontic treatment) the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The final steps are the core build up and dental crown.
At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we fabricate strong, natural-looking dental crowns that blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to a Orem dentist, a tooth with a filled root can often function problem-free for the rest of a patient’s life.
We are Dr. Chris Hammond DMD of Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry. We have been practicing dentistry since 1996. During that time we have seen hundreds of teeth saved by this effective dental procedure. Root canal therapy at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo has a very high success rate.
Because teeth with infected pulp tissue often cause no symptoms, it is important to have regular dental examinations. We can determine which (if any) teeth have infected roots. If the infection in the soft pulp tissue is left untreated, it can progress to a point where the tooth cannot be saved. Is it time for a thorough dental exam? Call our office at 801-374-0070.
Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry immediately if one of your teeth is screaming for attention!