Do you have a pain in your tooth when you eat something warm or cold? Is your tooth also sensitive to pressure or surrounded by red, swollen gums? If so, you may indeed have an infected tooth that needs root canal therapy. The good news is, if you do have a tooth that is causing you pain you can come in our expert dental practice for pain-free and compassionate care. Our dental practice is Fred Ballou, where our dentist provides a wide range of dental services and you can get a Richmond KY root canal.
Our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Fred L. Ballou. At our practice you can have a wide variety of services ranging from something as simple as a tooth filling to dental implants or root canal therapy. If you need a Richmond KY root canal treatment, it will be for one reason and one reason only: to save the life of your tooth. A root canal treatment is performed on a tooth that is infected or damaged at its center. When the tooth pulp is infected, the only way this infection can be treated is by root canal therapy. If the tooth is not treated, and is simply left alone, the infection will surely get worse. Not only will you end up losing the tooth, but the infection may even spread to other teeth. For this reason you always want to have a Richmond KY root canal treatment if needed. Today at our practice, root canal therapy is a comfortable procedure for the patient. It is performed using local anesthesia and the patient is able to remain perfectly comfortable during the entire process. Our doctor is often able to provide the entire treatment in one visit. Our patient will only need to return to have a permanent restoration placed into position.
During our Richmond KY root canal treatment, our dentist will gain access to the center of the tooth and remove all infected and damaged pulp. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned, and then resealed to keep out any new infection. Root canal procedures are generally effective in the vast majority of cases. However there are some times when root canal treatments do need to be repeated. When our dentist is first examining your tooth he will be able to tell you about your individual situation. Most teeth need to be protected by a porcelain crown once treatment is completed. This crown will be provided by our dentist, and will both look great and feel comfortable in your mouth. For an appointment to see our top-notch dentist for root canal treatment, contact us today.