An infected tooth can mean big trouble for your smile. An infection can cause pain and swelling and could even result in the loss of a tooth along with other health problems. Our dentist, Dr. Alicia Robertson, can remove the infection and save your tooth with a root canal. In a root canal, the infected pulp is removed and the interior of the tooth is sterilized and sealed.
While the pulp contains all of the nerves and blood vessels that keep your tooth alive, the structure of the tooth can be preserved without it, and during a root canal, it is important that the dentist removes all of the pulp. If any pulp is left, it can cause another infection and your tooth might need a root canal retreatment or an apicoectomy. At Robertson Dental, our team uses a root canal machine in Silver Spring, Maryland, to effectively irrigate and clean the interior of your tooth the ensure that all of the pulp has been removed from the root canal system. This machine is minimally invasive and allows our dentist to access the pulp chamber while removing less tooth material than in conventional root canal techniques.
If are in need of a root canal and would like to learn more about this technology, our team is here to help. Call 301-588-3310 today to schedule your appointment.