Endodontics

smiling womanWe are proud to offer our patients the latest in root canal therapy. A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthened filler.

A common misconception is that a root canal is a painful procedure. Actually, root canals are similar to having a cavity filled, producing minimal pain.

There are a number of reasons a root canal may be necessary, including:

  • Inflamed/infected tooth pulp
  • Severe sensitivity to hot and cold elements
  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth
  • Repeated dental procedures on a tooth

When left untreated, these problems can lead to severe tooth decay reaching the root of the tooth, causing extensive damage to the tooth structure. When the damage goes beyond what can be treated with a filling, we can perform a root canal to preserve the tooth and retain its original integrity.

The root canal procedure involves the following steps:

First Appointment:

  • The patient undergoes local anesthesia.
  • The tooth is opened to allow for removal of infected or dead dental pulp.
  • The tooth is comprehensively cleaned, including any cracks and canals.
  • With special tools, the doctor reshapes the canals.
  • A temporary covering is used to cover the access opening.

Second Appointment:

  • The tooth is filled again with cutting edge biocompatible filling material.
  • Tooth is prepped for crown

We will work with each patient individually to discuss the details of your treatment and any possible alternatives. Our top priority is to provide you with the highest standard of care.

Dr. Robert E. Stevens, Jr., DDS

Let Us Help You!

We believe that excellent care begins with open communication. If you need more information, have any questions, or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us!

Contact Us

Office Hours

  • Monday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2019  © All Rights Reserved | Website Design By: WestLogin