Do you need root canal therapy? Root canal treatments allow you to keep your teeth functional for years to come. Endodontic treatment is necessary to save a tooth when the pulp becomes infected or inflamed. Dr. Philip Bauer in Greenwich and Stamford, CT offers root canals. Dr. Bauer will stop the pain and save your teeth. Here's what to consider if you need a root canal.
Root canal therapy will save your natural teeth. Having a tooth pulled will leave a gap that can impair the cosmetic appearance of your smile and reduce the functionality of your bite. The missing tooth is usually replaced with a dental bridge, denture or dental implant which will require additional costs.
Changes Over Time
It is important to place dental crowns on endodontically treated teeth to protect them from stress, which will increase their longevity. Sometimes it's also necessary to place a post inside the tooth to support and reinforce a dental crown, especially if the tooth has been extensively damaged.
Preserving Nature's Gifts
Research has shown that getting root canal treatments provides a longer-lasting solution than having diseased teeth pulled and replaced with fixed dental bridges, which can fail over time. Certainly, a tooth with a root canal will last for decades, if not a lifetime. The fact is, there is nothing like your own natural teeth.
Dental professionals recommend a root canal procedure, and they have good reasons for doing so. The earlier your teeth are treated the better the outcomes. So don't put off root canal therapy if you need it. Call our endodontist Dr. Bauer in Greenwich and Stamford, CT right now to schedule an appointment. You'll be glad you did!