Root Canal Treatments in Tucson, AZ Has Never Been A Safer, More Comfortable Experience for Patients
When tooth decay progresses to a certain point, a simple filling will not be enough to halt the infection. The inner portion of a tooth, called the pulp, consists of blood vessels, nerves, and other material that, when decay progresses to the point that it infects this material, the only real option available is a root canal. If so, you should ask Dr. Jeff Martin, Dr. William Taylor and the team at Martin Taylor Dentistry in Tucson, AZ offer safe root canal treatment.
The dental community considers a root canal to be a safe procedure that can help save your tooth when decay has penetrated the inner tissue and nerves. Let us look at what a root canal is as well as to what some of the benefits and potential negative aspects of a root canal are.
When tooth decay has penetrated the pulp (the tissue and nerves of the inner tooth) and root of a tooth, a root canal may be the recommended course of action. A root canal procedure is determined necessary when the inner pulp of the tooth has become infected and needs to be removed. The healthy tissue is then disinfected before being sealed and, in most cases, topped with a crown. A root canal is intended to preserve the remaining healthy tissue of the tooth so that it does not have to be extracted.
Safe Root Canals
The simple fact is that when a tooth has decayed to the point where it needs a root canal, there are not really many options available. You can elect for a root canal or the tooth may need to be extracted, which will lead to further cost as a replacement will be needed so that associated health risks (including teeth shifting and loss of jawbone) can be avoided. Root canals have been proven to be safe. Here is why:
- The removal of infected tissue
- Your body’s immune system is built to fight existing infection
- Filler material has greatly improved over the years
- There really are no other suitable options