Endodontic treatments like root canal therapy procedures are available at our Cumberland Dental Arts office. The need for root canal therapy arises when tooth decay has made its way into the canals, root, and soft tissues of the tooth. The interior of the tooth is highly sensitive; unlike the tooth’s crown. For this reason, during a root canal procedure, our Yarmouth dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area.
Root canal therapy is similar to having a cavity filled. The decay is removed from the area and then the newly cleaned out space is sealed or filled to prevent further decay. Due to the decay reaching the sensitive area of the tooth, the procedure may seem a bit more complex. However, with advancements in dental technology, these procedures are relatively pain free and can be completed in just one, sometimes two, visits.
If your situation calls for it, we may reinforce the tooth with a dental crown. Tooth decay that has made its way into the tooth’s interior jeopardizes the structure of the tooth. Thus, our Yarmouth dentist may recommend a crown procedure to ensure your tooth continues to function as it should.
If you are in need of a root canal procedure or have questions about our process, feel free to give us a call. We are available to answer any questions you have or can help you find an appointment time that will conveniently work for your schedule.
In need of immediate care?
We provide emergency phone consultation services after working hours and on weekends. Call us at our office (207) 829-5937