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The American Association of Endodontists report over 15 million root canals are performed each year, with 89% of patients satisfied with the results.
When it comes to a tooth with severe decay, root canal therapy is the preferred solution, and there’s a good reason why. Unlike other therapies, a root canal is often favored because it allows Dr. Murchie the opportunity to save your injured tooth.
Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy offers quick, easy, and often same-day treatment with minimal downtime so you can get back to your busy life.
Inside each of your teeth are soft tissues known as pulp. These tissues are made of hyper-sensitive nerves and connective tissue, as well as blood vessels. Should the pulp die, the tooth can continue to function, as long as that tooth is fully developed.
When tooth pulp is diseased, it must be removed in a procedure known as a root canal.
Root canal therapy serves many purposes:
- Eliminate pain, discomfort, and extreme sensitivity
- Repair chipped and cracked teeth
- Repair especially severe cavities
- Preserve the health of your surrounding teeth
- Return to normal biting and chewing
- Create a more natural smile
Anesthesia is used to reduce any pain or discomfort, as well as to help our patients feel relaxed and calm throughout the procedure. A little tenderness following the process is normal and dissipates soon after.
The American Association of Endodontists compares root canal therapy to a simple filling, noting many similarities between these everyday procedures.
Dr. Murchie is well-versed in the art of root canal therapy and has offered countless patients much-needed relief from pain with restored oral health.
If you are feeling extra sensitivity in a particular tooth or you are experiencing trouble with hot and/or cold temperatures, you may need root canal therapy.
Call our patient support team for a priority consultation with Dr. Murchie!