Root Canal Therapy from Louisville Dental E.R. may be the one thing that stands between you and permanent damage to your smile. The dental experts at our Louisville, Kentucky office can help you understand the benefits, understand your treatment, and make sure you are comfortable from start to finish. Call our office today at 502-771-8362 to schedule a visit to Louisville’s Emergency Dentist.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals have gotten a bad rap over the years. For many it is a feared procedure, when in reality it isn’t painful at all. Thanks to this procedure, teeth that would normally need to be removed are now able to remain a part of your smile.
A root canal is when the dentist removes the nerve and pulp from the inside of a damaged tooth. This allows for the removal of decay and infection that can potentially turn into a smile endangering infection.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
A root canal is needed when the pulp and nerve of your tooth is damaged. In these cases, the removal of the nerve and surrounding pulp is the best option to save your tooth. Here are some ways your nerve and pulp may become damaged to the point of needing root canal therapy from Louisville Dental E.R.
Deep Decay – Cavities can wreak havoc on your smile. They can also damage the inside of your tooth as well as affect the outward appearance.
Repeated Dental Procedures – If you have had several procedures or large fillings placed on your tooth, you may run the risk of damaging the pulp and nerve. A root canal is able to clear up these complications rather quickly.
Cracked Tooth – A crack in your tooth exposes the pulp to the outside world, and all of the infection causing bacteria that comes with it. In the event you end up with an infected tooth, a root canal can save you from the more intensive tooth extraction that would come later.
Facial Trauma – any type of trauma to your head of face runs the risk of also damaging your teeth. In the event you suffer from this kind of unfortunate luck, Louisville Dental E.R. can help.
What Can I Expect?
While many believe root canal therapy to be painful, this is simply not the case. The experience is comparable to getting a dental filling placed. Our expert team will make sure that you are properly numbed, and ready for the procedure. Our on-site surgeons can them perform your root canal while you wait comfortably to continue your life with your original smile still intact.
If you have a damaged tooth, suffer from tooth pain, or just need help with your smile, Louisville Dental E.R. is here for you. Our staff is able to help you seven days a week, and we are waiting to save your smile. Call our office at 502-771-8362 today to setup your visit. Our online form is another way to schedule a trip to Louisville’s Emergency Dentist.