Tooth decay detected early is often treated with dental fillings, since it just affects a tooth’s crown. However, sometimes decay can make its way to the center of the tooth, also known as the pulp. When decay reaches the pulp, the nerves and blood vessels get infected and may cause a patient discomfort. To address this, we recommend our one-visit root canal therapy to help stop the infection and preserve the tooth. If left untreated, a patient in need of root canal therapy may experience tooth loss or other dental issues.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Modern root canal therapy is less invasive and more precise, comfortable, and effective than in years past. The treatment begins with the administration of an anesthetic to completely numb the affected tooth. We’ll then use precise tools to extract the infected pulp before filling it with a special filling. Finally, we place a dental crown on top of the tooth to help prevent further infection, and support and protect the tooth into the future.
Schedule a Root Canal Therapy with Us
We offer one-visit root canal therapy to help save a tooth experiencing deep decay. To learn more, schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Thomas Villani or Dr. Richard Kondrat by calling (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and all surrounding communities.