Root Canals

How a Root Canal Procedure is Useful in Saving Teeth

Root Canal is the dental procedure that is used to treat inflamed, infected or dead teeth. The core of the tooth is filled with a very soft substance that is a combination of blood vessels, connective tissue and nerves. If this pulp has got infected, it is removed via the root canal treatment. The chamber in which the pulp used to be and the canals that lead to it, are filled with a special medicinal dental material and then sealed. This stops the entry of bacteria into the tooth.

Why Get a Root Canal?

Either an endodontic surgeon or a general dentist can carry out a root canal and when you come to Brummett and Tallent Cosmetic and Family Dental, you are assured of high-quality, personalized treatment. There are many factors that can result in tooth nerve damage and the pulp of the tooth can get affected as well. Here are some common reasons why a person may have to opt for root canal treatment.

Pain: This is one of the most common symptoms that indicate a root canal might be required. The pain can sometimes be excruciating and a root canal is the best way to save the tooth. If that particular tooth is still alive, it will be extremely sensitive to heat and cold. This sensitivity remains even when the stimulus is taken away from the tooth.

Abscess: If any tooth has developed an abscess, it becomes imperative for a root canal to be carried out. In the event that the pulp that exists in the tooth dies, the pus pocket that forms at the end of the root can be very harmful. In some cases, this pus also finds a way out of the gums and the affected person will suffer from a bad taste in his/her mouth. The only way to get rid of dead tissue and the bacteria is to get a root canal done.

In addition to all the factors that have just been discussed, fractures, deep cavities or trauma in teeth might also necessitate this treatment. There was a time when extraction was the only option in situations such as these but it is now possible to save the tooth with a root canal treatment. We will ascertain if the damage to the tooth is extreme and might suggest an extraction only if it is required. If extraction is the only option, we are able to replace the lost tooth/teeth with either partial dentures or an implant.

Expert Professionals

We have highly-experienced dental surgeons who handle all cases with expertise. In some cases the root canal procedure might require just one visit while in others it might need multiple visits. You will be educated about the entire procedure at the outset and we might prescribe antibiotics before it is conducted. A root canal procedure requires only a local anesthetic, which will wear out within a few hours after the treatment.

Our friendly staff carries out every procedure with attention to your comfort. For the best root canal treatment, contact Brummett and Tallent Cosmetic and Family Dental on 606-340-0740 or visit us at Monticello, KY. We have patients coming in from surrounding areas including Somerset, Danville, and Cookeville.

We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in KY and TN:
  • Burkesville, KY
  • Byrdstown, TN
  • Columbia, KY
  • Bronston, KY
  • Cookeville, TN