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Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is also known as endodontics. Root canal treatment is required when tooth decay has broken through the outer enamel and infected the heart of the tooth.
The goal of Dr. Behn is to try and save your natural teeth and avoid extractions. The reason for this is because removing natural teeth leaves gaps which the cause the other teeth to compensate. It can therefore affect your bite and then cause a host of other affiliated problems.
But what happens when a tooth has become infected right in the center? Usually there is no avoiding an extraction, as the pulp is infected. Essentially, this means that the nerves at the heart of the tooth are slowing dying. Not to mention the fact that you will probably also be experiencing quite a bit of pain.
Under these circumstances, most patients want a quick fix – an extraction. While extraction may remove the offending tooth, it is not the best option in the long term. We prefer to try root canal surgery first. This way, the infection can be cleared and the tooth can be kept in place.
Contact us for more information about Root Canal Treatment.
Dental services provided by Dr. Behn:
I couldn't have made a better choice for a dental office. Dr Behn and his professional staff went out of their way to assure that I got the very best of comfort and care. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking a 5 star dental office offering 5 star treatment and care.
Mary K Hall
Dr. Behn gave me a comprehensive examination using the latest technology and even spent time teaching about proper brushing and flossing techniques - I recommend Dr. Behn because he is passionate about dentistry and really cares about each and every patient.
R. Scott Repinski