About Root Canal Therapy

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Endodontic services pertain to the inside of the tooth. At River Stone Dental Center, we can restore your smile with gentle root canal therapy to restore your smile. Your dentist will remove any infected tissue inside your tooth to prevent the infection from spreading and to preserve the natural outer tooth structure.

The Tooth Pulp

Your tooth isn’t just made of the hard, white enamel that you see when you smile. The innermost tissue of your tooth is called the pulp, which is soft and made up of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. An untreated cavity can allow infection to spread from the surface of your tooth to the pulp, which can lead to pain, additional damage, and even tooth loss.

When you have compromised pulp tissue, you can experience a number of symptoms, including immense pain, an abscess, swelling, and foul breath. Contact your dentist right away if you are experiencing any of these warning signs!

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy involves removing all of the infected tissue inside of a tooth to preserve its external structure, root, and connection to the jawbone. During a root canal treatment, your dentist will drill a small hole into the affected tooth so they can remove the damaged tissue and clean out the inner tooth. They will then fill the tooth with a special substance called gutta-percha. The tooth may also need a filling or crown to protect it. Your dentist will also provide you with detailed instructions and aftercare tips to help promote a smooth recovery.

Affordable Endodontics in Germantown, MD

Please contact River Stone Dental Center if you are experiencing any issues with your teeth or if it’s been six months since your last dental checkup. You will be in great hands with our caring team, who work hard to offer the personalized treatments our patients deserve at affordable prices. We look forward to hearing from you!

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