Comfortable, Customized Root Canal Treatment

Tooth decay is common, but for most patients, it is addressed with a customized tooth filling long before it becomes a significant threat to their oral health. However, there are times when the condition isn’t addressed soon enough, and by the time patients seek treatment, a filling may no longer suffice. To successfully address more severe cases of tooth decay, which involve the infection of your tooth’s nerves and blood vessels, we may suggest undergoing root canal treatment. Like a tooth filling procedure, root canal treatment focuses on removing the harmful oral bacteria and infected tooth structures so that the tooth can be restored.

What to Expect from Root Canal Treatment

The difference between root canal treatment and tooth fillings is that root canal treatment involves accessing the pulp chamber of your tooth. This pulp chamber houses the nerves and blood vessels and is connected to the root canal that carries them to your jawbone. If these structures become infected with decay, then the infection can lead to significantly worse oral health complications. Root canal treatment helps you avoid those complications by removing the threat before it has a chance to grow more severe. After your procedure, we may recommend placing a dental crown over the tooth to offer optimal long-term protection.

Ask Us if Root Canal Treatment Is Right

When tooth decay reaches a point that a tooth filling can no longer address it, we can still save your tooth with comfortable, customized root canal treatment. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Saxonburg Dental Care in Saxonburg, PA, today at (724) 352-4440. We also proudly serve patients who live in Sarver, Butler, Cabot, Freeport, Natrona Heights, Tarentum and all of Western PA.