Root canal therapy is recommended when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed and there is no other treatment alternative. With today’s modern dental technology, root canal therapies are painless. A root canal is a dental procedure targeted specifically at the pulp of the tooth. When a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, bacteria can get down into the pulp and roots of the tooth, causing infection. Root canal therapy cleans out the tooth canals, removing the pulp, nerves and other tissues, as well as any infection. The hollowed-out area is then thoroughly cleaned, filled with a biocompatible material and sealed. Finally, a crown is placed over the entire tooth to protect the fragile tooth from further damage.
My parents go here and I have been a patient at Avery and Meadows for as long as I can remember. I like the staff; they are all nice and know what they’re talking about. Even when I needed lots of cavities repaired, they were very careful with me. I had too many cavities to do them all at once and had to come in several times, but I was always comfortable. I had about three done each time and each visit took about an hour. I used to not like my teeth but now I do! I think they look a lot better.