You don’t have to see an endodontist for root canal therapy in Gambrills MD
If you are in the Gambrills MD area and need root canal therapy, you don’t have to be referred to an endodontist. Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester offers endodontic treatments. Root canal therapy addresses issues involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, commonly referred to as the dental pulp.
Dr. Bingham-Lester performs root canal therapy for both the upper and lower arch. A root canal is necessary to repair and save a tooth that has very deep decay or has become infected. In this process the dental pulp, which contains the nerve, vessels, and other tissues, is removed. The tooth is then cleaned, sterilized, filed, and sealed. The nerves and vessels are not vital to the health of the tooth once it has fully developed. At that point it is there basically for sensation. When the tooth is damaged, it allows bacteria to reach the pulp and will eventually cause an abscess or infection. If the infection is not treated, it can cause other issues such as:
- Swelling can spread to the face, neck, or head area
- Bone loss around the tooth
- A hole in the side of the tooth can cause drainage issues into the gums
Once root canal therapy is complete it brings pain relief for her Gambrills patients. It will look natural when a crown is placed and the patient will have full function restored in the tooth.
If you are in Gambrills MD or the surrounding area and are in need of root canal therapy, you don’t have to call an endodontist, call Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester at Bingham-Lester Dentistry. With root canal therapy, she will relieve the pain of your infected or abscessed tooth and restore it to its natural beauty, preventing the need for extraction. For a one on one consultation with the doctor, please call 410-885-6522 today for an appointment.