There was a time in recent history where the words, “root canal,” were used on television and movies to signify a serious dental treatment. If someone was having a bad day or needed the day off, they would invoke the words “root canal.” Modern dentistry, however, has made it so that in most cases a root canal treatment is quite routine. More importantly, a root canal treatment can play a significant role in restoring a severely damaged or decayed tooth. If you have been told you need a root canal treatment, it is important you heed the recommendation as it is often the last stop before a dental extraction. The dental team at Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY can help you restore your smile when necessary.
Saving Your Tooth
A root canal treatment is necessary when the sensitive inner chambers of your tooth have been exposed to bacteria. This may have happened due to severe decay or to an injury to the structure of the tooth. Whatever the cause of the exposure, a root canal treatment involves disinfecting the important inner structure of your tooth and restoring it. If the bacteria, infection, and inflammation are left inside the tooth, the infection can enter your bloodstream through you tooth’s roots. To prevent this spread of infection to other parts of your body, a tooth extraction may become necessary. Therefore, a root canal treatment can save your tooth from extraction.
Restoring with a Crown
Once the inner structure of your tooth is disinfected and restored, it is important to restore the outer surface. A dental crown can be placed on a vulnerable tooth to protect it. CEREC technology allows for the creation of a same-day crown, so that you can be on your way with full protection and a fully restored tooth.
A root canal treatment can save your tooth
Have you been told that you need a root canal treatment? Schedule a consultation by calling Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY, at (307) 672-7567. We also proudly serve the residents of Gillette, Billings, Miles City, and all surrounding communities.