" /> Lexington Root Canal Therapy and Endodontic Dentistry | Leestown Dental Care

Root Canal

When the nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay or infection, root canal therapy may be required to restore the tooth. An infected or decayed tooth may be extremely sensitive to pressure and temperature and cause intense pain, or no symptoms may be initially present. However, in the advanced stages of infection and decay, an abscess will form within the tooth.

When confronting serious infection or decay, the patient typically has two options: extract the damaged tooth or save it through a root canal. When extracting a decayed or infected tooth, costly and significant dental problems will most likely arise for adjacent teeth. In the end, tooth extraction may cause more problems than it solves. A root canal is often the better choice, as it will restore function to the tooth and mouth without causing any problems with adjacent teeth in the future. At Leestown Dental Center, we can perform a root canal on any tooth, including the molars.

The reasons Dr. Ufomata may recommend root canal therapy include:

  • Decay has reached the tooth pulp
  • The tooth has received injury or trauma
  • Development of an abscess or infection at the root tip or inside the tooth

The restoration that a root canal provides can last a lifetime. A root canal will restore full function back to your mouth and tooth. Please call our dental office today to learn more about your restorative options for a healthy, beautiful smile.