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By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
November 30, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canals  

Do you have an infected tooth? If so, it may be time to visit your dentist, either Susan M. Silvestri, DDS or Ronnie Deniger, DDS at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry, LLC in Slidell, LA, for a root canal. Read on to learn more about this common procedure and Root Canalhow it can help you.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure in which your Slidell, LA dentist will go into your tooth root to remove the damaged or decayed nerve or pulp. Once your tooth has emerged through your gums, the interior pulp is no longer needed, so removing it through a root canal is generally not a problem.

Why Might I Need a Root Canal?

Root canals are used to remove any damage or decay. This damage typically happens as the result of severe tooth decay, a cracked tooth or a dental procedure that was not performed properly. By removing the damaged or decayed area, your Slidell, LA dentist should be able to save your tooth, ease or prevent tooth pain, and help preserve your overall health.

Are Root Canals Painful?

Contrary to popular belief, root canals really are not painful, thanks to modern medicine.

Isn't it Better to Just Pull the Tooth?

If your dentist is able to save your tooth, that is the route he or she is most likely to want to take. There is often no reason to remove your tooth completely if you can simply remove the damaged area, leaving the rest of your natural tooth in tact. Talk to your dentist to find out what the best course of treatment for your own unique situation might be.

If your tooth root is badly damaged or decayed, don't leave the decay to spread throughout your tooth or surrounding teeth. Call and set up an appointment with your dentist at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry, LLC in Slidell, LA to find out if a root canal may be the best course of treatment for you.

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