PROFESSIONAL ROOT CANAL THERAPY IN FAIRMONT, WV

YOUR BEST CHOICE TO SAVE YOUR TEETH

Root canal therapy can be a scary term, but the truth of the matter is it is usually preferable to tooth extraction, both in terms of patient comfort and medical outcome. The need for root canal therapy arises from damaged tissue inside the tooth.

The inner chamber of the tooth, called the pulp, can be susceptible to damage and infection after trauma or through other means. When the pulp becomes infected, the result can be pain and abscesses caused by the pus produced by the bacterial infection. As the infection grows in severity, it begins to affect the roots of the teeth and lead to potentially severe damage.

If this sort of infection goes untreated, the damage to the tooth may become irreparable and the infection can even spread to the bone or blood stream. This can be an emergency situation that is both dangerous and painful. Root canal therapy can minimize this danger and restore your tooth to its healthy state.

NO NEED TO FEAR YOUR ROOT CANAL

Root canal therapy basically consists of removing the damaged tissue and applying a medication and crown to prevent further infection. Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy need not be especially painful. Dr. Music has the experience and skill required to perform endodontics with minimal discomfort to you. Root canal therapy normally takes one to three appointments to complete.

The therapy is generally highly successful and results in a restored tooth that can last many years, or even decades, to come. As usual, determining whether you would benefit from a root canal is a process that can only be done by a professional. Dr. Music can use her years of experience to help you determine whether a root canal is right for you.