If you have injured or infected dental pulp, Dr. Howard may recommend a root canal in Lanham, Maryland, to preserve your natural tooth. Dental pulp is a soft layer in the center of your tooth that contains the tooth’s blood vessels and nerves. If infected or damaged dental pulp is left untreated, the tooth may die and an extraction would become a necessity. Because our friendly team strives to protect your natural tooth, our dentists may recommend root canal therapy. If root canal therapy becomes necessary, our team will:
• Apply the appropriate anesthetic
• Remove the infected dental pulp, other tissue, or debris
• Clean, sanitize, and fill the tooth with a medicated liquid
• Seal the tooth
• Apply a dental crown to protect the tooth
At Blissful Dental, our team is eager to provide you with the most comfortable dental care possible. Aside from protecting your teeth, root canal treatment can relieve toothaches, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold, a painful pimple on the gum, or swollen or tender gums. If you would like to learn more about root canal therapy, we invite you to call and schedule a consultation with our dentists today. We are excited to offer you the high-quality care you deserve!