and Kevin G. Murphy & Associates
Unlike the rest of your bodily organs and tissues, your pearly whites will not be able to regenerate on their own. This means that if they become damaged, or you experience a toothache, the issue will not resolve itself. If left unchecked, the situation can become worse, and you may even risk losing teeth . That said, if you have a particularly painful and/or infected tooth, you might consider undergoing root canal therapy in Baltimore. Our team utilizes advanced, comfortable, and safe techniques and technology to provide a fast, pain-free solution to returning your healthy smile. Read on or give us a call to learn more about this treatment.
The best way to know for sure if you need this treatment is by scheduling an appointment with our team for a thorough evaluation. Even so, here are some of the most common indications that you might require a root canal:
Most people are hesitant to undergo root canal therapy because they’re concerned the procedure will be painful. On the contrary, this process is designed to alleviate discomfort. Firstly, we’ll ensure your mouth is completely numb with a local anesthetic before beginning your treatment. This will keep you comfortable and pain-free throughout the appointment. We can also offer sedation dentistry in case you’re nervous or anxious, that way you remain relaxed. For the majority of patients, a root canal is no worse than getting a large filling.
Your dentist will then create a tiny hole in your enamel so that they can reach inside your affected tooth. They’ll carefully extract any decayed, infected, or damaged tissue before disinfecting the area to kill off any bacteria. We’ll then fill the tooth with composite resin and likely place a dental crown to keep the tooth strong and safe in the long run.
Once you’ve undergone your initial consultation and discussed the treatment with our team, you should have nothing to worry about from root canal therapy. By undergoing this procedure, you can expect the following benefits: