Clintonville Root Canal Therapy
If a tooth has a severe infection, then it might be necessary to clean out the root so that the infection can be eliminated. As a comprehensive dental care provider, Dr. Michelle Tsai provides root canal therapy to residents of Clintonville and surrounding communities. A Clintonville root canal treatment can be used to save the tooth, giving you the option to protect your natural smile for many years. With advanced training and state of the art equipment, Dr. Tsai makes endodontic therapy a much more streamlined and enjoyable experience for patients.
A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal, and replaces it with strengthening filler.
A cavity is the result of decay of the enamel of the tooth. Left long enough, this decay can burrow into the deeper reaches of the tooth, causing extensive damage to tooth structure. When the damage goes beyond what can be treated with a filling, dentists can perform a root canal (or endodontics), preserving the tooth and retaining its original integrity; thereby, saving a tooth that in the past would have to have been pulled.
Endodotics: An endodontist is a specialist in the area of soft tissue inside the tooth. Endodontists primarily perform root canals and typically only deal with endodontic-related problems.
A common misconception is that a root canal is a painful procedure. Actually, root canals are similar to having a cavity filled, producing minimal pain. Common causes for the need of endodontic treatment:
- Inflamed/infected tooth pulp
- Severe sensitivity to hot and cold elements
- Tooth decay
- Chipped or broken tooth
- Blow to the tooth
- Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth
- Repeated dental procedures on a tooth
Clintonville Root Canals From An Experienced Team
Since a root canal is a detailed dental procedure, it is important that you choose a dental team you can trust. We provide the latest advances in technology and a highly trained staff. You can relax in the dental chair knowing that we always offer top-notch dental services.
The only way to know if a root canal treatment is necessary is by talking to an experienced dental team. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our Clintonville endodontic provider so that we can discuss your individual needs. These personalized recommendations will help you choose the treatments that will protect your smile.
For more information about root canals and other dental services, call us to schedule a consultation.