Root Canal An Overview
If you are experiencing discomfort in your mouth or tooth, don’t let fear keep you from getting it treated. Our endodontist in Baltimore MD is a specialist in root canal procedures. He gentle touch and use of advanced technology ensures that your dental treatments are pain-free. Yes, even your root canal.
Can You Save My Tooth?
Yes! A root canal will save the structure of your tooth, and enable you to eat, speak and smile normally. Dr. Patel will determine if a root canal is the right treatment for you after an oral exam of your teeth and gums.
If Dr. Patel determines that your tooth damage is too severe, she may recommend other treatment options. The best and most effective option to replace a tooth is with a dental implant. A dental implant procedure replaces a damaged or missing tooth with a natural-looking permanent restoration.
Root Canal What to Expect
Your tooth is made up of several layers. The outer protective enamel, a sensitive layer of dentin, and an inner pulp that contains the components referred to as the “nerve”.
A cavity, crack, or injury opens a pathway for bacteria to the delicate dentin and pulp. If infection occurs, blood flow to the tooth increases, creating pressure, discomfort, and a problem that needs immediate attention.
What Is A Root Canal?
Root canals are a common procedure, and with today’s advanced anesthetics, are quite comfortable. We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a biologically-inert substance, and seal it from further infection.
A root canal is a conservative treatment that allows you to keep your natural tooth structure which is preferable to the alternative – tooth extraction.
If you are feeling tooth pain, don’t let it wait. Contact our Baltimore dentist office for an appointment. Dr. Patel performs root canals in our office, where you’ll find a gentle touch and quality care.
Schedule an Appointment
Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry offers root canals in our Owings Mills, MD and Baltimore, MD dentist office. Call (410) 697-6290 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel or request an appointment online. Let us help you find relief from your painful tooth infection.