The words “root canal” can often bring fear in even the most confident patients. However, this procedure is a great way to save a natural tooth from unwanted extraction. Drs. Gina and Christopher Gomez of Gomez Family Dentistry in Pensacola, Florida, may recommend root canal therapy as an alternative to removing a permanent adult tooth from the smile. Continue reading to learn more about this treatment.
How can a root canal treatment save my natural tooth from extraction?
A root canal treatment can save your natural tooth from extraction by removing the infected pulp tissue causing pain or infection. This is a routine procedure that is often a last resort option before the removal of a permanent adult tooth. If the tooth needs to be removed, it will be extracted and replaced with options such as partial dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants. Instead of undergoing these treatments and their associated costs, root canal treatment may be recommended by our team.
What happens during endodontic therapy?
During this endodontic treatment, Drs. Gina and Christopher Gomez will clean and disinfect the inside of your tooth, then fill it with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. This procedure helps eliminate bacteria or other debris inside the root canal. Once this is completed, a dental crown may be placed over your tooth in order to protect it from further damage and decay. The end result is a functional, healthy tooth that looks and feels just like one of your natural teeth! With regular checkups, you can keep your restored natural tooth looking great for many years to come!
Call our office today to learn more about root canal treatment at Gomez Family Dentistry!
Our Pensacola, Florida, team is excited to provide a wide selection of services for both new and returning patients.
If you are interested in learning more about restorative dentistry procedures or have been told by another dental professional that you may benefit from endodontic treatments, call our office today at (850) 429-4664.
Our office also serves patients in Fort Walton Beach, Perdido, Pace, Pensacola Beach, Milton, Crestview, Cantonment, Navarre, and Gulf Breeze, FL.