Gambrills area endodontic dentist explains the root canal therapy treatment process and dental care required
Even with routine care, the smile can be impacted by trauma or problems that are beyond one’s control. Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester of Gambrills, MD works regularly with patients who experience specific issues with their smile, including diseased teeth, abscesses, and even large, untreated cavities. Patients in this situation may want to speak to a dentist about endodontic treatment, sometimes referred to as “root canal therapy.” Patients who are seeking dental care for these issues are encouraged to schedule an appointment for a full evaluation.
What is endodontic treatment?
Endodontic treatment is a procedure that is performed at Bingham-Lester Dentistry and provides patients with relief from pain and discomfort associated with certain dental conditions. The procedure requires the dentist to access the inner portion of the tooth to remove the dental pulp inside. By eliminating the mass of tissues, the dentist is also removing the nerves and blood supply. This essentially deadens the tooth and removes any feeling of pain. The inner canals are then restored with gutta-percha, and the tooth is sealed with composite resin bonding. In most situations, Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester may also place a dental crown over the tooth to protect it from further damage and strengthen it if it becomes weak.
Why choose root canal therapy?
Endodontic treatment is often recommended by dental care professionals such as Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester because it eliminates the alternative option, which is full extraction. Extracting a tooth is usually not recommended unless necessary, as it can result in shifting teeth, bone loss, and expensive restorations. Instead, with root canal therapy, a tooth’s structure can be maintained and yet protected for long-term maintenance.
What are the benefits of root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy:
- Eliminates the need for extractions
- Maintains the natural tooth in place
- Addresses teeth with extensive damage
- Is safe and effective at addressing common dental concerns
- Is completed with proper anesthetics and sedation
Call Bingham-Lester Dentistry today!
Men and women in the area of Gambrills, MD who believe they may benefit from root canal therapy are encouraged to request an initial evaluation with Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester. Her facility can be reached for an appointment at 410-885-6522.