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Endodontic (Root Canal) Therapy

Endodontic therapy (Root Canal Therapy)

When the pulp tissue inside the root canal space becomes infected, endodontic therapy can help you preserve your tooth. The pulp tissue resides within the root canal space.  The infection comes from the presence of deep decay or a fracture.  The pulp's function is tooth development.  Once the adult tooth has come out into our mouth the pulp serves less of a function.  The infected pulp can be safely removed with root canal therapy and you can preserve your natural tooth.  It is a common misconception that root canal therapy will weaken or make a tooth more brittle.  This is simply not true.  A tooth is weakened because of damage from decay. The opening we need to make to perform your root canal is minimal.

 

Saving Your Tooth

Root canal therapy can help save your tooth.  

There is nothing like your own natural tooth for a beautiful smile and for chewing.

Your Experience at Fairfield Endodontics, P.C.

Root canal therapy is performed on over 14 million teeth every year.  If you have had prior experience with root canal therapy your experience at our office may prove to be very different.  In a very good way.  As root canal specialists,  we utilize technology that will enhance not only your experience but your overall outcome.   We use surgical operating microscopes for every tooth we treat.  The surgical operating microscope enhances our ability to see.  This makes a endodontist more efficient - this translates to less chair time.  The visibility also enhances the chances that we will see additional canals not seen with the naked eye.   The microscope also helps us diagnose fractures that may affect the overall prognosis of your root canal therapy.  We also have the 3D digital CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) scanner.  This state of the art diagnostic technology is proving to be very useful for root canal treatment. 

Today's root canal therapy is typically done in one or two appointments.    You will leave each appointment with comprehensive instructions for the continued care of your tooth.

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