At Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry, Dr. Terry Vines and his team of professionals welcome patients who are interested in learning about the wide variety of treatment options available at his dental practice. Our dentists work closely with individuals to make sure they have access to the solutions they need, including those that are done to save a natural tooth from unnecessary extraction. When patients have a toothache, they may be dealing with an abscess or infection of the tooth. Some dentists may suggest extraction, while our professionals will often attempt to save the tooth by performing root canal therapy.
WHAT IS ROOT CANAL THERAPY?
Many patients get fearful when they hear a dentist use the term “root canal.” Fortunately, this procedure is not painful, but instead, addresses pain and gives patients comfort while also saving their tooth. Root canal therapy is a procedure during which the dentist will create a hole in a tooth to access the inner areas, called the root canals, which house the dental pulp. Dental pulp is a mass of tissue present in the inner canals of the tooth that includes the blood supply and the nerves. When removed, the empty canals can be disinfected and filled with a filling material, and the tooth itself can be sealed on the top with composite resin and the placement of a dental crown, if needed. This allows the patient to maintain their natural tooth but eliminates the source of the problem developing inside of the tooth.
WHY CHOOSE ROOT CANAL THERAPY?
The alternative to undergoing root canal therapy is extraction of the tooth. This can create other issues, such as concerns for replacing the tooth. Patients may then have to deal with restorations such as dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants, which add to the cost of maintaining a healthy smile. Instead, patients can keep their tooth and treat the problem with this simple procedure, which is often performed quickly and effectively by Dr. Terry Vines at his practice.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ROOT CANAL THERAPY?
- Ability to save the natural tooth
- Treatment of painful conditions
- Elimination of infection or abscess
- Safe and appropriate for adult teeth
- Fast and simple procedure done in the dental office
- No need for referral to an oral surgeon for completion
Many patients find that it is beneficial to keep the natural tooth and avoid seeking tooth replacements due to extractions. This not only saves them stress, but also money and future appointments in the dental chair.
READY TO DISCUSS SOLUTIONS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE?
If you have been recently diagnosed with a condition that could benefit from root canal therapy, we welcome you to book a consultation appointment with our team at Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry. Redlands, CA area patients can book a visit by speaking to our front office team by calling [phone] and visiting the practice at 303 Brookside Avenue.