Endodontic (Root Canal) Therapy
Ideally, good hygiene and preventive dentistry can help you avoid ever developing tooth decay and cavities. At worst, early decay would be detected and treated early, before it has a chance to significantly damage your tooth. Unfortunately, severe internal tooth infection is a problem for many patients, and root canal therapy is often the best choice for treating it and relieving the pain. Compared to simply extracting the troublesome tooth, root canal therapy allows you to preserve and rejuvenate the healthy tooth structure that remains, which is far better for your long-term oral health than tooth extraction.
Saving Teeth with Root Canal Therapy
The trouble with tooth decay is that it’s progressive. The longer it remains, the more of your tooth will be infected. If Dr. Lawson recommends root canal therapy, then it means that the tooth is too compromised to restore with a less invasive tooth filling. It also means that you may not have much time left before decay ravishes enough of the tooth that it can no longer be saved.
If you experience severe tooth infection and the discomfort related to it, then speak with Dr. Lawson about root canal therapy as soon as possible. Schedule a consultation by calling our dental office in Urbandale, IA, today at 515-278-4366.