If you need to get a root canal treatment, you should visit us at our Baltimore Center of Advanced Dentistry. When you need a root canal in Lutherville, MD, our expert and highly trained dentist, Dr. Bauman, will provide you with exceptional root canal therapy.
A patient will need to have a root canal treatment when their tooth is damaged in its interior. This can be caused when infection or dental decay reaches the inside of the tooth, or the tooth has somehow become traumatized and the pulp in the interior of the tooth begins to break down. Symptoms that you have a tooth that is damaged in this manner can include a tooth that is painful when you eat something that is hot or cold, or a tooth that becomes painful when it is pressed upon. Sometimes a patient with an infected tooth can suffer extreme pain from the tooth, while other times this does not occur. If you have a tooth that is damaged in its interior, the only way the tooth can be effectively treated is with a root canal treatment. When you come to our dental practice, our dentist will thoroughly assess your situation and let you know if you need a root canal in Lutherville, MD. At that time our dentist will also be able to let you know the likelihood of the procedure being successful, and how many dental sessions will be needed for complete treatment. Root canal treatments are successful in over 90% of cases. During a root canal procedure, the pulp inside of the tooth, nerves, bacteria, and any decay, are removed from the tooth. The tooth and root canals are thoroughly cleaned and filled with special medicated dental materials. This will allow the tooth to return to its full function. The tooth will also be sealed in order to keep out any reinfection. Root canal treatments will last a lifetime, when successful.
For an appointment to see our dentist regarding getting a root canal in Lutherville, MD, contact us today.