If you are suffering from tooth decay or infection, a root canal may be a solution to your problems. Decay can cause painful nerve damage through the root of the tooth (known as the “pulp”). The pulp carries important nutrients and nerve signals through the tooth. Maintaining the pulp within the tooth is an essential part of overall dental health.
Using a root canal procedure, Dr. Schepis can reverse the decay process by surgically cleaning the nerve tissue, eliminating current and future problems. Once the nerve has been cleaned and shaped, he will place a sealant on the tooth similar to how a cavity is filled to protect it from further damage. Dr. Schepis will then make sure the tooth looks and feels normal to the patient.
Many people ask what the alternative to root canal therapy is. Unfortunately, once the root has been irreparably damaged the only other solution besides a root canal is extraction (pulling the tooth). Leaving a damaged tooth untreated can lead to more complicated and painful problems which is why we recommend root canal therapy. If you are experiencing extreme sensitivity or painful sensations in one or more of your teeth Dr. Schepis recommends you begin treatment before the problem becomes more serious. Using the latest dental technology and state-of-the-art equipment, S Dental Specialists will resolve your dental issues as comfortably as possible.