Root canals often have a bad connotation, which is why many people fear them. Root canal therapy, however, is a practical, pain-free means of repairing severely decayed or damaged teeth to restore their usefulness. Dr. Michael Walton from Walton Family Dentistry in Bardstown, Kentucky, may recommend a root canal if the pulp of your tooth, containing the tooth nerve and blood vessels, has suffered damage due to decay or oral infection. Removing the pulp and disinfecting the interior of your tooth can keep the infection from spreading. A root canal can stop tooth infection in its tracks to protect the rest of your teeth.
If left unchecked, oral infections can spread to the pulp of your tooth, causing damage to the nerve, blood vessels, and surrounding tissue.
Root canal therapy involves drilling a hole into the infected tooth, removing the infected nerve, connective tissue, and blood vessels, and cleansing the tooth and its canals of remaining infection.
Once the tooth is cleansed, it is filled and sealed to protect it from further infection. Finally, your dentist will cover the tooth with a dental crown to strengthen its structure and restore its usefulness. With proper care, a tooth with root canal therapy can provide you with a lifetime of quality use.
As root canals are often a misunderstood treatment, these facts can give you a better understanding of this therapy and how it can benefit you:
At Walton Family Dentistry, root canal therapy is an affordable dental treatment well within your financial reach. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Walton for this procedure, contact Walton Family Dentistry, Bardstown, Kentucky, at (502) 610-0151.
Dr. Michael Walton was born and raised in Bardstown, Kentucky. He loves offering superior dental care from his practice to members of his community. He wants to emulate his childhood dentist by making every dental appointment fun and memorable for his patients.
Dr. Walton offers modern, friendly dental care with a personable, communicative, humorous touch. He believes that everyone deserves a healthy and beautiful smile and works hard to ensure that his patients leave the practice feeling their best so that they would want to make someone else feel good.
When not working, he enjoys volunteering at The Nelson County Community Clinic.
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