Root Canal Therapy
If your tooth has become severely infected, a root canal might be the only way to save it. During a root canal procedure, your Piqua, OH dentist, Dr. Lytha Miller, DDS, will remove the infected tissue and allow you to use your tooth again as normal. Root canals have a bad reputation, but thanks to modern technology they’re no longer the painful procedures of decades past.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
There are many reasons you might want to consider root canal therapy for an infected tooth, including:
- They’re an alternative to tooth extraction.
- They put a stop to the pain of living with a decayed tooth.
- The crowns placed after a root canal procedure looks completely natural when finished.
- Thanks to modern technology and sedation dentistry, the procedure is less painful than ever.
Root Canal Procedure
Root canals usually take two procedures to complete, as you’ll need to have a custom crown made to fit over the affected tooth. During the first appointment, your dentist will drill into the tooth and remove the infected tissue, filling the gap with a putty-like material that restores strength to the hollowed-out tooth. After that, the tooth will be shaped, and your dentist will take an impression so your crown can be made. You’ll be fitted with a temporary crown in the meantime.
Once your crown is ready, you can return to our Piqua, OH dental office. Your temporary crown will be removed, and after checking to guarantee the fit, your dentist will attach your permanent crown. After that, you should be able to use the tooth as normal once again.
If you’re interested in a root canal procedure, give Sunset Dental in Piqua, OH a call to make an appointment today!
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Dr. Lytha K. MillerDDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
I am passionate about dentistry and helping people achieve oral health. This is why I educate my patients about the connection between dental diseases and heart health, stroke, diabetes, and overall wellness.