Don’t Fear the Root Canal! Our Glendale Dentist Has More Information

Written by Dr. McKay on Jun 5, 2012

If your dentist tells you that you need to undergo root canal therapy, don’t panic. This treatment can truly help you protect your smile for the long term. Today our Glendale dentists are here to give you additional information about how this treatment works.

Root canal therapy is a treatment that is designed to save the healthy portions of a damaged tooth. Every tooth has three layers—moving from the dental enamel on the outside, to the dentin, and finally to the inner core of the tooth, the dental pulp. When a dental cavity is able to move through the enamel and dentin, it infects the dental pulp and wreaks havoc on your oral health. The dental core houses nerves, blood vessels, and other your dental roots.

So, when a tooth becomes damaged down to the dental pulp—either by infection or through dental fracture—our dental team goes to work trying to save the tooth. If no treatment is completed, the tooth will likely need to be pulled or fall out on its own.

Root canal therapy allows our dental team to clear away the dental roots and other tissues in the core of the tooth. We also eliminate any other damaged dental material, before sterilizing the tooth and restoring it.

Essentially, root canal therapy can save a natural tooth that would otherwise be lost due to damage. And thanks to modern dental technology and sedation treatment, undergoing root canal treatment is both comfortable and fast.

Our Glendale dentists are here to help you maintain your best smile. And, sometimes, when a smile becomes damaged, root canal therapy is necessary to get your smile back on track.

Please feel free to call our dental team if you have additional questions about restorative dentistry. We can give you information on all of the treatments we offer to boost your oral health.