Save Your Tooth With a Root Canal

Let’s be honest – probably no one actually wants a root canal. But the truth is, this common procedure is often the best way to save a damaged or infected tooth and prevent serious oral health problems down the line.
When decay or an injury gets deep inside the tooth, affecting the soft inner pulp, a root canal becomes necessary. Your dentist will:

  • Remove the diseased or inflamed pulp
  • Clean and disinfect the area
  • Seal it up, often with a same-day dental crown

This relieves the pain and discomfort you’ve been experiencing. Just as important, this treatment helps stop the spread of infection to your other teeth and the surrounding bone.

Beyond addressing the immediate problem, a root canal also allows you to preserve your natural tooth structure. This is key, since losing a tooth can lead to a whole host of issues, from difficulty chewing to changes in your facial appearance. By saving the tooth, you can keep your smile intact and prevent the need for more complex (and costly) restorative treatments in the future.

In some cases, we may refer you to a specialist to have your root canal treatment performed.

Call Mate & Huaman Dentistry today at 904-589-6129 for root canals in Middleburg. You can also make an appointment online.