Root CanalAn Overview
Root canals are a treatment option for restoring the health and function to an infected tooth. Root canals are designed to remove the infected pulp from the tooth while maintaining the tooth’s structure. Root canals are a conservative treatment option that may prevent the need for a tooth extraction. Dr. Perkins will always aim to preserve as much of the natural smile as possible for long term stability of the bite and overall oral health.
A root canal infection is commonly a result of advanced tooth decay that has gone untreated. Tooth decay weakens the enamel of the tooth, leaving the tooth susceptible to bacteria and infection. The root canal treatment is a routine procedure that relieves tension and pain caused by inflamed and infected tooth pulp.
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Root Canal What to Expect
Root canals are a routine dental procedure that can typically be completed in just one visit to our Dunnellon, FL dentist office. With the use of a local anesthetic, most patients experience little to no discomfort during their treatment.
Dr. Perkins will make a small hole in the back of the infected tooth. He will insert a thin metal tool into the hole and scrape the diseased tissue from the pulp of the tooth. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared for a dental filling.
Dr. Perkins will inject a biocompatible Mattera into the tooth to help support the tooth. The material is designed to help prevent future decay and to stabilize the tooth structure.
Dr. Perkins will recommend that most patents cover the treated tooth with a dental crown. The dental crown can be custom designed to look and feel like your natural tooth. The dental crown will be fixed to the root canal tooth to help secure the long term structure of the tooth.