Learn More About How Our Toluca Lake Root Canal Dentist Saves Smiles

by Dr. McKay | Date Published: 2014-08-04

Patients suffering from significant dental damage need to take proactive steps to restore their smiles. When patients to do not take these steps, the dental damage tends to spread and intensify, leading to even more serious dental problems in the future.

Our Toluca Lake dentist office helps patients with existing dental problems reclaim their smiles with root canal therapy. Although patients often feel intimidated by root canal therapy at first, they are reliably amazed at how simple and transformative root canal therapy really is.

Why does root canal therapy make such a big difference for patients’ smiles?

Root canal therapy is necessary when a tooth is so damaged that the dental core is affected. The dental core and root may be damaged either due to dental infection (like a cavity that goes untreated) or by injury (a tooth that is significantly cracked, for example).

During treatment our dentist actually clears out all of the inner core material of your tooth, including the root. After this step, the hard outer layers of your tooth remain, but the tooth has effectively been hollowed out.

The tooth is then cleaned and disinfected, so that your dental infection does not persist post-treatment. Our dental team will then fill and cap your tooth, so that it regains the structure of a full, healthy, natural tooth. When you are done with treatment, you will once again be able to eat, drink, speak, and smile easily, and with confidence.

Root canal therapy helps patients reclaim oral health and avoid tooth loss and bone deterioration. If your smile is significantly damaged, do not put off this crucial treatment.

Ready to learn more about restorative dentistry and root canal therapy? If so, our Toluca Lake root canal dentist office is here to help you every step of the way!