Millennium Smiles offers root canal therapy to treat a severely damaged or infected tooth, restoring oral health and avoiding a tooth extraction. Dr. Dunia Korous will always choose to save a natural tooth when possible through root canal treatment.
Advances in materials and techniques have made this procedure much more effective, with less pain and discomfort.
Root Canals: What To Expect
The term root canal refers to the interior of a tooth where the pulp and nerves are located. A root canal treatment is needed when a tooth is significantly damaged or has decay that extends into the pulp chamber. Tooth pain is usually the first sign patients experience, though Dr.Korous can spot infection during routine examinations.
Dr. Korous will explain the process prior to your treatment and ensure your comfort during the procedure. In most cases, a root canal is no more uncomfortable than a dental filling.
To strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy, we may recommend the use of a dental crown. Custom fit and color matched to your natural teeth, a dental crown fits around the tooth like a cap and will support the long term health of the tooth.