Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment used to restore the health and function of teeth that are infected in the dental pulp and tooth nerve. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on the study and treatment of the dental pulp and tooth nerve. The pulp and nerve may become infected due to injury or decay that reaches beneath the enamel layer of the tooth. In the past, infected teeth often needed to be extracted. Thanks to developments in endodontics, we can now save infected teeth and avoid the need for extraction through treatments like root canal therapy. Another benefit of root canal therapy is it can prevent infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth.
Root canal therapy involves removing the infected dental pulp and tooth nerve. After removing the pulp and nerve, your friendly dentists will clean the tooth and fill it in. They will then seal the tooth (a dental crown is often needed to effectively seal the tooth). Following root canal therapy, your tooth will look and function like normal, without the pain and discomfort caused by infection. Root canal therapy in Newtown, Connecticut is a comfortable, pleasant treatment. For more information on the benefits of root canal therapy, please contact us today at Newtown Dentistry.