There are few things more frustrating than an issue that just won’t go away. We understand that you’d like to consider a problem solved once it’s addressed. If you are in need of a root canal and want to ensure your tooth is repaired and protected, call Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D. at 256-274-8680 to schedule your root canal and a dental crown procedure as well.
Dental troubles can affect just about anyone so we offer a wide range of restorative dentistry options to suit every patient at our Decatur, AL dentist office.
Unlike many other dental practices, you’ll be treated by the same dentist, Dr. Betts, each time you visit us. He has over two and a half decades of experience helping patients regain their oral function and improve the look of their smiles.
We offer discounts when you pay in full for a treatment at the time of service. You can also sign up for our in-house Dental Savings Plan, which grants you a fifteen percent discount on all dental procedures in addition to two annual dental cleanings and more!
So you won’t have to use a personal day to see the dentist, we offer some extended hours. We stay late until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and open early at 7:00 a.m. on Thursdays. Give us a call to reserve an appointment that suits your busy schedule!
If you are in dental pain, call us as soon as possible. We may be able to get you a same-day emergency dentistry appointment!
A root canal is a restorative dentistry procedure that is used to remove the soft tissue and nerves (pulp) from inside a tooth to prevent the tooth from deteriorating to the point that it will need to be extracted to prevent the infection from spreading.
Tooth pulp can become infected in a few different ways, but most often the issue arises because a large cavity that has not been treated eats away at the enamel of a tooth until it starts to affect the interior of the tooth.
Contrary to popular belief and urban myths, root canals are no more painful than a simple tooth filling. In fact, a root canal is a procedure that is meant to get you out of pain, not cause it. Root canals can also help you avoid an uncomfortable tooth extraction. We will always do everything we can to preserve your natural teeth, which saves you time and money in the long run.
A tooth that needs a root canal is already weakened from decay prior to the root canal. Then, we completely remove the pulp from inside the tooth. While helpful in stopping the infection, this pulp removal often weakens the tooth further.
To help strengthen the tooth and protect it from further dental problems, we may recommend placing a dental crown following a root canal. Dental crowns completely cap a damaged tooth, which fortifies the weakened structure and also gives your tooth a healthy appearance. We’ll color-match your dental crown to your surrounding teeth so it will blend in seamlessly!
So your procedures will go as smoothly as possible, we will thoroughly plan ahead using state-of-the-art dental technology like our digital X-ray system, which provides highly detailed images in moments. We will also help you catch signs of decay as early as possible in the future using our intraoral camera and Spectra cavity detection system.
We do all we can to make your visits as pleasant as possible when you visit our Decatur, AL dentist office. We even have soft pillows and warm blankets to keep you cozy during your appointment!
If you are a little anxious about your procedure, just let us know. We offer a few different comfort options, including extended appointments so we can work at your pace. We can also clearly explain the steps of any procedure before we get started so you’ll know what to expect.
And if all that doesn’t put you at ease, we can also supply nitrous oxide dental sedation (also known as “laughing gas”) to help relieve dental anxiety.
To learn more about why root canals and dental crowns often go hand-in-hand, call Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D. at 256-274-8680 to book a private consultation with Dr. Betts. You can also visit our lovely Decatur, AL dentist office in person or use our handy online form to schedule or ask a friendly team members questions.
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