You probably don’t like to think about Decatur root canals. However, root canal treatment can give you welcome relief from the pain of a nagging toothache. Rather than causing you pain, a root canal will actually help you feel better. With the skilled touch of Dr. Betts, a 30-year dental veteran, many patients report feeling no more discomfort with this procedure than if they were getting a tooth filled. Our root canal therapy can:
- Stop your dental pain
- Save your diseased tooth from extraction
- Make mealtimes enjoyable again
- Prepare your tooth for a new crown
- Prevent damage to your other teeth and gums
Get Out of Pain With Our Expert Help
There’s no need to keep suffering in pain. If you have a severe toothache, it may be that the inner portion of your tooth – known as the pulp – has become diseased. Untreated cavities can eventually spread and reach the pulp, leading to infection and causing you a great deal of pain. Not only will your eating be affected, but the pain could be so intense that you’re unable to sleep.
At this point, Dr. Betts will most likely need to perform a root canal treatment on your tooth. Don’t worry, however! We offer laughing gas – which will give you an all-over feeling of lightness and euphoria – and we also have pillows and blankets on hand to help you feel as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Betts will:
- Clean out the infected part inside the tooth
- Sterilize the tooth with medication
- Fill the tooth with a rubber-like material to help prevent reinfection
Not only will your pain be gone, but in most cases, a root canal allows us to save your tooth from extraction. For the best results, and to restore virtually all your chewing power, we usually recommend capping your tooth with a dental crown at this point. The crown will strengthen the tooth, help keep it fully functional, and restore its beauty.
Don’t fear root canals in Decatur. Call the pro team at Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D. Family Dentistry today: 256-274-8680. You can feel better soon!