We are pleased to provide a variety of quality dental services at our office, including root canal therapy. Commonly called a root canal, root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment that dentist Michael D. Doty, D.D.S. may recommend if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die, necessitating a tooth extraction. Root canal therapy can enable us to save your tooth to help keep the bone around the tooth in place and eliminate the need for extraction.
To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, Dr. Doty will skillfully remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Dr. Doty, along with our entire dental team, works hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about getting a root canal in Abingdon, Virginia, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.