Root canal treatment is usually recommended to restore a significantly damaged or decayed tooth. Unlike the other option, extraction, a root canal will allow us to save the natural tooth and will not require replacing the missing tooth in order to fully restore your oral health and smile. Dr. David Throckmorton may recommend root canal treatment to restore a tooth that has:
- Significant trauma or injury
- An infection or abscess
- Decay inside the pulp, or inner tissues, of the tooth
Root canals typically require just two visits to Ocean Atlantic Dental to complete. Thanks to the advancements in modern dental technology, a root canal is a comfortable procedure that should not cause you any worry or anxiety. When you receive this treatment, our dentist will remove the infected and injured tooth tissues from within the tooth before cleaning it and filling it with a medicated material. The tooth will then be capped with a dental crown to fully restore and protect it.
For more information on root canal therapy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, or if you experience any dental discomfort, contact our office today at 757-498-1663. We will be happy to provide you with more details and help you schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist.