When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, gum disease, or damage from an injury, the dentist at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville has to make a judgment call about treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal may be the only way to save it.
The mere words, “root canal,” scare many people. They’re associated with pain. But modern dentistry has eliminated the worst of root canal pain, to the point where having one isn’t much different than having a cavity filled.
During a root canal, the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is cleaned out. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. Then the area is sealed and covered with a crown.
Root canal treatment from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is often straightforward, and nothing to fear. They don’t cause pain, they relieve it. We also offer a full range of general and family dentistry services. Call us to schedule your next cleaning and checkup today.
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