Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy

Endodontic Therapy

Endodontic therapy is needed when there is an infection in the root of the tooth. This root carries blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves. Infection can occur due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or if the tooth has been chipped or cracked. Once an infection has been detected, it is vital that you get into the dentist to treat the infection. Often times, people will leave the infection untreated and the tooth will die. This will lead to the patient needing an implant or possible partial. At Sentry Dental we offer a wide variety of Endodontic therapy options;

Root Canals

If your tooth becomes infected or severely damaged, Dr. Aston may recommend a root canal. There are many reasons that a tooth can become infected including, trauma, decay, and some fillings that need to be placed near the pulp of your tooth. Many reported toothaches are caused by an infection that can be treated with a root canal. During the procedure, Dr. Aston will remove the nerve and pulp from the space inside the root of your tooth. It is then cleaned with antibacterial agents and filled and sealed.

After the procedure is completed, Dr. Aston may recommend that you have a crown placed over the restored tooth. After removing the nerve and the infection, the tooth may become brittle and susceptible to further damage if left unprotected. A dental crown will be fabricated to match your tooth exactly and placed over the tooth to protect the tooth for years to come.