Your mouth is full of harmful bacteria, but that is true of everyone’s smile and our gums and teeth do a great job of keeping you safe. If you have untreated tooth decay or dental damage, though, this bacteria can infect the pulp of your tooth, causing pain and oral health problems. At Robertson Dental, our dentist, Dr. Alicia Robertson, can address this problem with root canal therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland, to preserve your smile. If you have a sensitive tooth or are experiencing pain or swelling in your mouth or jaw, call 301-588-3310 today to schedule your appointment.
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentist will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools and anesthesia. Our dentist and entire team work hard to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.