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The Truth About Root Canal Therapy

Woman and dentist examining x-raysOne of our goals is to help you avoid extensive and advanced damage to your smile. We don’t want you to lose teeth if we can save them. Root canal therapy is a way for us to combat a problem that often leads to tooth loss: infection. Instead of extracting teeth, we can try to treat the problem and prevent the need for tooth replacement, which can be time-consuming and costly. Some general dentists prefer to refer their patients to specialists for root canal therapy, but Dr. Bui and Dr. Nguyen of Southeastern Dental Care in Lakeville, MA know how many our patients appreciate the fact that we often perform this treatment right here in house.

We spend a lot of time getting to know you, and we want you to be aware of the fact that we offer a wide variety of services to keep you healthy. Root canal therapy can be used when a tooth’s pulp has become infected or if you’re suffering from an abscess at the base of the root. These problems can cause pain and increased sensitivity, threatening both your overall oral health and your bodily health. During a root canal, Dr. Bui will go into the tooth, remove infected or damaged pulp, clean the chamber that runs through the tooth, fill it, and cap it with a crown. This can protect you from the dangers of an unattended oral infection and save you from an extraction.

If you’ve noticed any increase in pain or are concerned because you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, contact Southeastern Dental Care for an appointment.

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