A severe tooth infection can jeopardize your teeth and lead to extraction if not treated. Root canal therapy is one of the only general dentistry treatment to save a tooth once the interior has become infected. Many people equate root canals with pain, but in reality, it is the most effective option to stop pain and save an infected tooth. Columbia Dental Center offers root canal therapy that can save your tooth and stop the pain associated with it.
When decay is allowed to progress into the pulp or the interior of the tooth, the nerve root can be affected. As the nerve begins to die, inflammation and infection can take hold. If the infection is not removed, the only course of action is to remove the tooth. Root canal therapy can remove the infected pulp and nerve root, saving the tooth.
Once the infection has reached the inside of a tooth, the pain can be unbearable. But root canal therapy can stop the pain and restore the health of the tooth. Dr. Leppo is experienced in performing effective root canal therapy, removing the infected tissue and disinfecting the interior of the tooth. Once cleared of infection, the tooth is repacked with material to prevent reinfection. The tooth is then covered with a dental crown to protect the damaged structure. We offer CEREC same-day dental crowns at Columbia Dental Center so that your root canal and new crown can be performed in one visit.
If you have severe tooth pain, contact Columbia Dental Center today to schedule your appointment. If there is a deep infection, root canal therapy may be the best solution to save your tooth and stop the pain. The procedure is not painful–it is the solution to stopping the pain. Once completed, the tooth will no longer be in pain and you will have a beautiful new crown that will protect your tooth for many years to come.