There is a space within the root of a tooth known as the “root canal”. It is possible for the pulp tissue or nerve within the tooth’s root canal to become infected, inflamed, or even die, causing the tooth to become tender and painful or to abcess. When this happens, Ledbetter Family Dental Care offers root canal therapy to correct this issue.
The most common cause for needing root canal therapy is tooth decay, but other causes can include trauma to a tooth, having had multiple fillings in the same tooth, or a tooth that needs a post, “build-up” and crown.
We make it a priority to ensure as much comfort as possible when our patients undergo procedures such as root canal therapy. Contrary to its reputation, we find root canal therapy to be similar to any other dental procedure for our patients, with the exception that the procedure may take longer.