Root Canal Therapy for Columbia, Missouri
Here at Columbia Healthy Smiles, our dental team is always here to help you preserve your natural teeth and keep them strong and healthy over the years. However, severe damage or decay that’s allowed to reach the inner chambers of the tooth can lead to the possibility of extraction. Thankfully, Dr. Philip Batson offers a saving grace: root canal therapy. This treatment can completely revitalize the health and structure of a certain tooth and help patients from Columbia, Centralia, Ashland, Hallsville, Fulton, and beyond smile brighter.
Do I need root canal therapy?
Common symptoms that indicate a significantly damaged tooth include:
- Overly red or irritated gums
- The strange change in color (usually a darkening) of a certain tooth
- Increased sensitivity to changes in temperature
- Discomfort our outright pain that occurs when chewing or applying pressure in any way to a tooth
If our Columbia, MO dental team discovers that root canal therapy is necessary to preserve a tooth, we can quickly make plans to provide the treatment. The process is simple – Dr. Batson will carefully access the inside of the tooth so as to remove diseased pulp and bacteria. After replacing it with a safe, biocompatible material, he’ll then seal the area to minimize the chance of further infection. Finally, a custom dental crown will rejuvenate the tooth’s structure.