Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp - or nerve - becomes inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, the pulp is removed and the canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed. Following root canal treatment a crown is most often recommended. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result and possibly eventual loss of the tooth. Causes of an infected pulp could include:
- a deep cavity
- repeated dental procedures
- a cracked or broken tooth
- injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
Restorative dentistry is used to rebuild the strength and beauty of your smile due to decay, tooth wear, or tooth loss. We offer conservative treatment solutions to preserve your natural teeth which may include composite - tooth colored - fillings, crowns, veneers, and implants.
We provide excellent preventive care, including exams, cleanings, and digital x-rays. Early detection of dental problems is essential to gain optimal oral health. The American Dental Association recommends that you follow a schedule of at least twice yearly cleanings and exams. Maintaining healthy gum and bone support for you teeth is essential to keeping your teeth for a lifetime.
If you ever find yourself hiding your smile, avoiding photos, or just not smiling at all because you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, it may be time to consider our cosmetic smile solutions. We offer many options for making your smile one to be proud of including whitening, crowns, veneers, gum recontouring, implants, and more. Just ask about the treatment that would best meet your needs!