Dentist for fast, precision, gentle root canal therapy in Gambrills and Crofton, MD
Truths about treatmentRoot canal treatment does not cause pain. It relieves discomfort and pressure that is often associated with the conditions that it treats: deep inflammation and infection. Root canal therapy is also fast and straightforward. It takes just a little bit longer than a common filling to complete. In fact, patients should think of root canal treatment as a cleaning for the inside of the tooth. The inner structure of the tooth contains those root canals. They surround the pulp tissue that is also full of blood vessels. After your tooth has fully matured, it no longer depends on the pulp to sustain its health and integrity. Yet, the pulp (its nerves and blood vessels) can become inflamed and infected by bacteria as the result of deep decay or disease. Sometimes, even worn, or old restorations can allow bacteria to seep into the tooth’s sensitive innermost parts. The result of this bacterial invasion is often intense and persistent pain and sensitivity, especially when biting down on foods or when contacting heat or cold (such as when drinking hot tea or coffee).
Root canal therapy essentially opens the tooth to relieve painful pressure immediately. The inner parts of the tooth are accessed, and the decayed or damaged pulp tissue is removed. Once the root canals are cleaned and sterilized, they are reshaped to accept a filling. The filling is necessary to seal off the treated tooth, and to prevent reinfection. The last step in the process is the restoration, which often involves the placement of a lovely porcelain crown. With good oral hygiene, our crowns are exceptionally strong and can last for many years.
With Bingham-Lester Dentistry’s proactive, preventive approach to oral care in Gambrills, Crofton, and Annapolis, MD, you will probably never need to have root canal treatment.Call Bingham-Lester Dentistry Today!
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Advanced, gentle approachesThe affected tooth is numbed prior to treatment. You will not feel anything throughout the root canal process. Calming sedatives, such as a nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or conscious sedation with a prescription pill, are available at our office. So, we can treat patients with severe dental fear. Our dentist also ensures your comfort with accurate planning. We use a diagnostic system that allows us to pinpoint the nerves and the shape and number of root canals. This approach allows precision treatment, which means more effective treatment in less time. Dr. Bingham-Lester has also invested in the Isolite system for the ultimate in comfort for our patients. The system has built-in features, such as dual suction, that add up to a more relaxed and quicker treatment experience.
Do not wait until pain interferes with your life to reach out to us. We encourage routine appointments that allow us to detect problems early when they are easiest to treat and before they cause discomfort and other debilitating symptoms. If, however, you are experiencing a toothache or other troubling changes, we are here to help with prompt care that relieves your pain immediately.
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Dr. Vickii Bingham Lester is primarily interested in assisting patients in achieving an excellent lifestyle with healthy, functioning smiles. She graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Bingham's commitment to providing the best dental care possible encouraged her to dive more into the science and practice of dental implantology.
~ Zuzu B. I'm so grateful that my husband found the office of Dr. Bingham-Lester. Every personnel is professional and friendly. The office is super clean and very modern. Dr. Vickii is very nice sociable. Besides she is explaining the main points of procedure and tries to do every treatment or procedure as quick and painless as it is possible. Me and my husband are very pleased to be their patients