Here at Biddulph Family Dental, one of the most important and commonly used services provided by our Brooklyn Ohio dentist is root canal therapy. If you have heard of root canal therapy before, you may have heard of it in the context being a scary or painful dental procedure. The truth is, when you are receiving root canal therapy from an experienced and capable dentist like our Brooklyn Ohio dentist, there is no need to be concerned about the treatment. In fact, it is one of the most successful dental treatments around today. You may be wondering what exactly root canal therapy is and what it is used for. The main reason that root canal therapy is used is in order to preserve a tooth and avoid the need for it to be extracted and replaced. It is a very important restorative procedure. It is typically used to restore a tooth in which the pulp has been infected. The pulp is the collection of soft tissue located at the center of each of your teeth. When you have tooth that is severely decayed, the pulp can eventually be exposed to the bacteria present within your mouth. The exposure to bacteria quite often leads to infection. The symptoms of an infected tooth can be quite uncomfortable and painful. They often include varying degrees of toothache, pain while biting down and chewing, increased tooth sensitivity, and a discoloration or darkening of the infected tooth. If you are experiencing symptoms such as these, you should schedule an appointment with our Brooklyn Ohio dentist as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in these situations, as the infection can spread to the gums and other areas, and the infected tooth can worsen to the point where it is beyond repair and needs to be extracted if it does not fall out on its own.
If you visit our Brooklyn Ohio dentist with an infected pulp, we are likely to recommend root canal therapy as treatment. The goal of root canal therapy is to remove the infected pulp, carefully clean out the surrounding areas, and then seal up the tooth in order to prevent reinfection. The experts here at Biddulph Family Dental are here to ensure that the procedure is safe, comfortable, and effective every time it is performed. To learn more, feel free to visit our practice’s website or contact our staff directly with any questions. We look forward to working with you in the future.
4647 Ridge Road
Brooklyn, OH 44144