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Gambrills area endodontic dentist explains the root canal therapy treatment process and dental care required

Endodontic Treatment Dental Care in Gambrills Area

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.

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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.

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Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester

Bingham - Lester Dentistry

Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester

A graduate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester, has several years of experience in private practice and is an established professional with a wealth of skill and knowledge in the field of dentistry.

As the lead dentist and founder of Bingham-Lester Dentistry, her aim is to provide the best possible oral care for her patients. She achieves this by maintaining a pleasant and friendly attitude towards all her patients irrespective of age or ethnicity, whilst investing in the latest technology for improved accuracy and efficiency during treatment procedures.

Dr. Bingham-Lester offers an array of services which include preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and surgical treatments. She takes a special interest in dental Implantology. She is also the prestigious recipient of a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


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