What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, is usually reserved for cases that have severe tooth infections that did not get addressed early on. A cavity that does not get a tooth filling will grow and cause deeper infection and tooth decay. This prompts the need for a root canal.
A root canal removes the infected issue inside your tooth which eliminates your infection, relieves your discomfort, and protects your natural tooth structure.
Avoiding root canal therapy
It is our goal here at Moore Family Dentistry to help you avoid root canal therapy. we do this through routine cleanings and checkups. When you visit Moore Family Dentistry every six months, we’ll be able to detect issues such as tooth decay and gum disease in their earliest stages. This allows you to be proactive and treat decay with procedures such as a filling, keeping it from progressing into your nerve and resulting in the need for a root canal.