The good thing about regular dental care is that it allows Dr. Cook to keep a close eye on your dental health to head off issues that develop, such as tooth decay. If you neglect regular visits, or if you hesitate to treat an existing cavity, you may eventually need root canal treatment to save your tooth from being lost to decay. Root canal treatment is similar to a filling procedure in that it involves cleaning away infected tooth structure and oral bacteria. However, the treatment is more complex because it involves accessing the inner chamber of the tooth, known as the pulp, to remove its compromised nerves and tissues.
To ensure the accuracy and precision of your treatment, Dr. Cook will use advanced imaging technology to pinpoint the exact extent and location of the decay. He will then create an appropriate treatment plan to save your tooth and preserve its remaining healthy structure. For optimal results, Dr. Cook may recommend placing a dental crown over the tooth after the root canal procedure is complete.
Find Out if You Need Root Canal Treatment
If your tooth suffers from extreme decay, root canal treatment can be your best option for preventing tooth loss. To find out if it’s necessary, schedule an appointment by calling Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.