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Root Canal Treatment


Root canal treatment is required when tooth decay has broken through the outer enamel and infected the heart of the tooth. Dr. Handel’s goal is to save your natural teeth and avoid extractions, as removing natural teeth leaves gaps that cause the other teeth to compensate, affecting your bite and causing a host of additional problems.


Root Canal


But what happens when a tooth has become infected right in the center? Usually, when the pulp is infected, an extraction is unavoidable. Infection, often indicated by pain, usually means that the nerves of the tooth are slowing dying. Under these circumstances, most patients want to do what they can to eliminate the pain. While extraction may be the fasted treatment, it is not the best option in the long term. We prefer attempting root canal surgery before we resort to extraction, this way, the infection can be cleared and the tooth can be kept in place.


If you are experiencing pain associated with eating or drinking hot, cold, or sugary foods, you may have an infected tooth. Contact our office today to learn more about the benefits of root canal treatment.

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