Learn About The Different Stages Of Root Canal Therapy From Our Glendale Dentists

Written by Dr. McKay on Jun 12, 2012

Our Glendale dentists know that root canal therapy can make even the most diligent dental patient anxious. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Root canal therapy isn’t a scary monster hiding in your closet; it is actually a very important and potentially smile-saving dental treatment.

In this short article we will be walking you through the root canal therapy process, so that you can better understand how this procedure can benefit for your smile. As you’ll see, you don’t have anything to fear!

So, let’s start by discussing why root canal therapy may become necessary:

· A dental cavity makes its way through your dental layers to the core of your tooth

· You suffer from a dental fracture that extends into the middle of your tooth

· An infection moves through your tooth root up into your tooth

When you meet with our dental team we will assess your tooth to determine how extensive your dental damage really is. We may take X-rays of your teeth in order to see whether the inner core of your tooth is compromised.

If your tooth is severely damaged we may recommend root canal therapy. This treatment involves our dental team removing all of the damaged portions of your tooth—including the inner pulp and nerves of your tooth. Once all of this material is extracted, we will sterilize your remaining dental structure. Then, we fill the remaining tooth with an inert substance, and we restore your tooth.

This treatment allows us to save a tooth that may otherwise fall out or need to be pulled. Using root canal therapy we can salvage the health parts of your tooth, and rebuild your dental structures.

If you are suffering from dental damage, our Glendale dentists are here to help you with state-of-the-art dental treatments. So call us to get started!