ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
You have surely heard of a root canal but you might not understand what they are and how they are done. Most of the time root canals are associated with lots of pain, but this is not the norm. If you’ve been putting of a root canal you might be surprised at the minimal amount of pain involved. Dr. Vogt is a very gentle dentist and makes sure that his patient are comfortable and well informed through every endodontic procedure like a root canal.
Extractions are not always the answer. With a root canal we can save your natural tooth and if you take care of it, it will last a lifetime.
Patients that undergo a root canal will experience much less pain than a patient that decided to go with an extraction instead.
Endodontic treatments are usually more cost effective than extractions. They require less follow up visits and no dentures, bridges, or implants.
Once the infected pulp is removed and the tooth is filled and capped your oral health will go back to normal and the rest of your body can too.
Researchers have found that you can live a longer healthier life just by smiling more often. When your smile is beautiful, you're going to show it off.
A root canal require a crown, but it is still your natural tooth. You won't have to worry about a removable implant or an unsightly extraction.
ROOT CANAL DETAILS
A root canal is a procedure designed to save your natural tooth from needing to be extracted. Dr. Vogt will remove the decayed part of your tooth and the infected pulp in order to reach the abscess beneath the root and the inflamed ligament.
After fulling cleaning the inside of the tooth a rubber-like material will be placed where the pulp once was and a cap will placed on top. This will look and feel just like your natural tooth. You can bite with normal pressure and your chewing will not be affected.
You may have let a cavity go untreated and now you’re looking at a root canal. You have nothing to worry about if your dentist has prescribed that you have the procedure. Millions of teeth a year are saved this way. Root canals will relieve the pain in your tooth and you can go back to eating, drinking, and smiling like normal.
If you’re on the fence about having your tooth fixed, we understand. Dentistry, root canals especially, can make a lot of people nervous. You’re not alone!
Before the procedure starts you are given an IV and within a few seconds you are in a state that is very much like regular sleep. You won’t remember or feel any part of your visit afterwards.
Here are some of the symptoms of someone who needs a root canal:
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