Root Canals Save Teeth
Unlike the old days, teeth with infected or damaged roots don’t always need to be taken out. In fact, that’s a last resort because extracting a tooth can cause other problems later on that should be avoided. Root canal therapy has become a manageable procedure for patients and will save a tooth. Our dentists are very experienced and successful with this therapy.
During this procedure, all of the interior pulp of the tooth is removed and replaced with a special filling material. This is needed when decay has affected the tooth’s nerve. A crown may also be recommended to give the tooth additional strength and full functionality. Patients don’t have to dread this procedure any more. With modern anesthetics and advanced technologies, they find it much easier than in times past, and this therapy lets them keep their natural tooth.
Baker Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Craig J. Baker, DMD, PL
13501 Icot Boulevard, Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33760