Nothing’s better than your natural teeth—not even advanced bridges and implants.
Each time a patient needs dental care, Newman Springs Dental Care does everything possible to save natural teeth before considering tooth extraction. A severely decayed tooth is usually treated with root canal therapy. Root canals are under Endodontics, a branch of dentistry that studies and treats inner tooth structures or the dental pulp. Your Lincroft dentist performs a variety of endodontic procedures, including root canal therapy, surgery and dental trauma treatment.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a common restorative dental procedure. When the tooth nerve is decayed or infected, the endodontist removes the pulp (including the nerve, decayed areas and bacteria) in the center of the tooth and seals off the resulting cavity with special filling material. A tooth that would otherwise die is thus saved by root canal therapy.
Some patients are quick to choose extraction for a decayed tooth, but pulling a tooth actually causes more problems for adjacent teeth. Tooth extraction is also more expensive in the long run. Endodontics or root canal therapy is cost-effective, has a very high success rate and typically lasts a lifetime.
If someone recommends tooth extraction, see us first. With Sedation Dentistry, receive virtually painless root canal treatment in complete comfort. Call your Middletown dentist at Newman Springs Dental Care today to set up an appointment.