Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on studying and treating the inside of your tooth. When tooth decay reaches past your tooth enamel, it can cause infection and damage to the soft dental pulp and tooth nerves. If this infection is not treated in a timely fashion, the tooth can eventually die and require removal. At Advanced Family Dental Care, we do everything within our power to save your tooth and your smile. Root canal therapy is one way we achieve this goal.
Root canal therapy requires that we remove all infected dental pulp and tooth damage while restoring the integrity and strength of your tooth. To do this, we first numb the affected tooth with local anesthesia. Then, we remove any signs of infection or decay and thoroughly clean and dry the hollow space that is left. A medicated, rubber-like material is placed inside of your tooth and the nerve canals are restructured. Once completed, Dr. Dustin Wilde, our skilled dentist, seals off the tooth with a dental filling or dental crown in order to protect the tooth, restore its natural functions, and provide a pleasing aesthetic look. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, especially when biting or chewing, you may be in need of a root canal in Anchorage, Alaska. To schedule your appointment, call our office today.