Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime. However, sometimes damage occurs to our teeth. This damage can cause immense pain when chewing or severe sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. These are signs that you may require root canal therapy. These symptoms can be the result of nerve damage in your tooth from decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the inflamed or infected pulp (living tissue inside the tooth) must be removed and carefully cleaned out. Once the tooth is disinfected, a rubber-like material will be used to fill and seal the damaged area. This is followed by a crown or filling for continued protection. Root canal therapy aims to increase strength to your tooth, restore the structure, bring deeper health to the affected tooth, and improve functionality.
Although the thought of a root canal may make you feel apprehensive, our team here at Peninsula Family Dental Center works hard to provide the most comfortable and painless dental treatment. Contact us today to learn more of the step by step process for root canal therapy and other dental services we provide for Soldotna, AK and Kenai, AK!