Do you have a tooth that has become very sensitive to heat and cold? Are the gums near your tooth red and swollen? If so, you may well have a tooth that is infected. If this is the case you will most likely need root canal therapy to save the life of the tooth. When you need a root canal in Richmond, you can do no better than to come to our practice, Fred Ballou, for root canal therapy.
Our expert and highly-trained dentist is Dr. Fred L. Ballou. Our dentist is skilled in many fields of dentistry including cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He also performs many root canal treatments for patients with infected or seriously damaged teeth. When you need a root canal in Richmond, you will do well to come to our practice where our dentist will use state-of-the-art equipment to perform this procedure for you. Our dentist will also make sure that you remain perfectly comfortable during the treatment, with the effective use of local anesthesia. Aside from providing this endodontic care, our dentist also expertly provides periodontal gum treatments. When you come to our office for root canal in Richmond, you can feel comfortable knowing that our dentist is highly-skilled in this endodontic procedure; in fact it can generally be performed in one visit. Patients only need to return for a second visit to receive their permanent porcelain crown.
After a root canal in Richmond, a crown is generally needed to protect and strengthen the tooth. During a root canal procedure the infected pulp is removed from the center of the tooth. The tooth is then sealed to keep it from becoming reinfected. Generally, when our dentist examines your tooth, he will be able to tell you whether or not a root canal procedure will be effective. Root canal therapy is effective in over 90% of the cases. There are times when a second retreatment is needed, to entirely rid the tooth of any infection. Our dentist also is highly-trained in the areas of cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. Many years ago dental patients would hate to hear that they needed root canal therapy. This was because in those days a root canal treatment was quite uncomfortable. The good news is that root canal treatments at our practice are now pain-free, given the great advances in equipment, procedures, and in local anesthesia. The sooner a root canal treatment is performed the more likely it is that the tooth will be fully healed by the procedure. So, if you have a painful tooth, or a tooth that is irritated by heat and cold, contact our office today.