Our dentists may recommend a root canal if you have a tooth that has been injured or become infected. Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment and is usually recommended when decay and injury reach past the outer layer of tooth enamel into the dental pulp. If the infected tooth is not treated, the disease in the dental pulp may cause the tooth to die, requiring an extraction and further treatment to replace it.
Most root canals can be completed in just two appointments. When you receive a root canal, our dentists will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth. The tooth will then be cleaned and filled with a medicated material to help prevent re-infection. Finally, our dentists will cap the tooth with a dental crown to restore its shape and structure and prevent further damage from occurring.
Our dentists will provide you with an anesthetic to ensure your comfort during your treatment and with post-op instructions afterward to help you recover. We are committed to making your experience with us as comfortable and convenient as possible.
For more information about root canal therapy in Kingman, Arizona, and to schedule a consultation at Jennings & Larson Family Dentistry, call us today at 928-757-3225.