There’s much more to your teeth than the hard, pearly-white enamel crown that’s visible on the surface, the part that shows when you smile. Inside the root of each tooth, which keeps it securely anchored inside your mouth, is a canal of tiny passages that contain sensitive living tissue. This dental “pulp” is important because it supplies nutrients that the tooth needs to develop. But if the dental pulp becomes damaged, bacteria can begin to multiply in the pulp chamber, leading to infection. When the nerve becomes infected, or when the pulp becomes inflamed, a root canal might be necessary, to prevent or help resolve a dental infection and save your natural tooth from extraction.
Here at Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA our doctor will perform a prompt, comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and their supporting bone structure to determine the underlying cause of your problem, and if a root canal therapy is the most effective course of treatment. With the care and comfort of our patients as our top priorities, our dentist and office team will keep you informed and at ease throughout the course of care. Following your root canal, our dentist may recommend a dental crown to restore the appearance and function of your tooth. With proper maintenance and care, teeth that have been treated with root canal treatments can last a lifetime.
With a 95% rate of success, root canal treatment offers a highly effective method for treating a compromised tooth that can relieve your pain, allow you to keep your natural teeth, and let you once again enjoy a healthy smile. Visit Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA for your root canal, and we’ll provide the compassionate, gentle care that you deserve. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.
By Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA
October 25, 2021