If your tooth is damaged or becomes infected, Dr. Tyler Morehart may recommend a root canal to restore its health. This endodontic treatment is designed to remove the infected or damaged tooth tissue without removing the tooth entirely, allowing you to continue using it. Root canal treatments are often the only alternative to a tooth extraction, and in most cases are the preferred option as they are less invasive and allow you to keep your original tooth.
During your root canal treatment, our dentist will remove the infected, damaged and injured tissues of the tooth before thoroughly cleaning it. The tooth will then be filled with a medicated material to prevent reinfection. Our dentist will then cap the tooth with a dental crown to restore its original structure and appearance and protect it from any further damage. Most root canals can be completed in just one or two appointments.
Historically, people have associated root canals with extremely uncomfortable dental procedures. This is no longer the case. Thanks to advances in dentistry, including the use of advanced technology and more precise treatment techniques, root canals are now more precise and effective than ever before. They are also minimally invasive, and our dentist and team provide anesthetic and sedation options to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible during your treatment.
For more information about root canal treatment in Maumee and Toledo, Ohio, or to schedule a consultation with our caring dentist and team, please contact Morehart Dentistry today.