What is a Root Canal?
With root canal therapy, we can preserve your natural bite, keep your teeth from shifting, and restore your smile back to perfection. Dr. Goehring uses the latest in dental technology and techniques to save your tooth with minimal to no discomfort.
Breaking Down Your Tooth’s Structure
Your teeth have an outer layer of enamel and under it is a hard layer called dentin. Inside the dentin is the soft tissue of your teeth called the pulp. This contains the tooth’s blood vessel, nerves, and connective tissue. Once the tooth is fully developed, it can survive without the pulp and get nourishment from the surrounding tissues. With root canal therapy, Dr. Goehring can remove the inflamed or infected pulp and relieve your pain.
The Root Canal Therapy Process
The pulp may have become infected or inflamed for many reasons, such as:
- Deep decay
- Procedures on the tooth
- A crack or chip in the tooth
- Or a faulty crown.
During your root canal, Dr. Goehring will remove the pulp, clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth, and then seal it with medicated material. We will then restore the tooth with a dental crown.
Once the restoration is complete, your tooth is stronger and your smile and bite are restored. With proper care, the restoration can last a lifetime and limit the number of additional treatments you may need in the future.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
There are many benefits to root canal therapy. The main benefit is the reduction of pain you experience because of an inflamed or infected tooth.
Some of the other benefits include:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Saving the natural tooth
- Maintaining a natural appearance
We’ll Help You Get to the Root of the Problem
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, call our office today at (512) 892-8822 or fill out a convenient contact form.
Dr. Goehring can deliver the stunning results you expect.
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