Root Canal Therapy
If you have a tooth that’s been severely damaged, a root canal may be necessary to save the tooth.Root canal treatment is done to the inside of the tooth (endodontic) and is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. This is often the result of injury or decay that has gone past the outer enamel layer of the tooth. If left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess (infection).
To perform a root canal, Dr. Christopher G. Stuzynski removes the inflamed/infected tissue from within the tooth, then disinfects and seals the canal. Afterwards, the tooth is usually restored with a crown, as the tooth becomes brittle from being cut off from the body’s blood supply.
While root canals traditionally have a bad reputation for being scary and painful, today’s advancements in root canal treatments have minimized discomfort in most cases.
Dr. Stuzynski is committed to your health and comfort, and provides gentle, effective root canal treatments to restore the health of your tooth.
Contact our Cockeysville, MD office today to schedule your appointment with our experienced dental team.