Bonita Bay Dental
Bonita Springs Rool Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment can save your natural tooth. In the center of your tooth is pulp. (A collection of blood vessels) if infection sets into the pulp due to trauma of the tooth, cracks or chips, deep decay or repeated dental procedures the pulp may need to be removed. The root canal system will then be cleaned and sealed. Root canal treatment is also called endodontics. Root canal treatment is required when tooth decay has broken through the outer enamel and dentin layers and infected the heart of the tooth.
Root canal treatment is performed with the patient under local anesthetic. It will usually take a number of visits. First of all, Dr. Keith Morse will drill down into the top of the tooth until the root is reached. The infection and decay are then scraped out until the tooth is clean. Of course, this cannot be down without also removing the pulp.
The aim of Dr. Keith Morse at Bonita Bay Dental should always be to try and save your natural teeth and avoid extractions. The reason for this is because removing natural teeth leaves gaps which can cause the other teeth to compensate. It can, therefore, affect your bite and cause a host of other affiliated problems as a result.
In most cases, this root canal treatment only takes one appointment with Dr. Keith Morse and you will be able to carry on with your daily routine activities.
Have a dental problem? Consult with Dr. Keith Morse today!