Urgent Dental Care of New Hampshire

What is the point of a root canal procedure?

Root canal procedures have long had a reputation for being painful or uncomfortable. In reality, however, root canal procedures are done to save teeth that would otherwise become damaged beyond repair and eventually need to be extracted.

You may be wondering what the exact “point” of a root canal procedure is. During a root canal procedure, one of our attentive Somersworth, NH emergency dentists removes the nerve and the pulp found within a tooth. This becomes necessary when the nerve and pulp become infected or damaged. The “point” of a root canal procedure is to remove the infected matter and fill the interior of the tooth with an artificial compound.

Saving Natural Teeth

It is always preferable to save a natural tooth. When a tooth is rooted deep into the jawbone, it provides structure and stability for that tooth. Natural teeth also help support their neighboring teeth. Because teeth are designed to work together for functions like chewing, the more natural teeth that can be safely left in the mouth, the better!

A root canal procedure allows a natural tooth to stay in the mouth and continue to support your bite. Root canals prevent abscesses from forming in infected teeth and also prevent dangerous swelling or drainage problems from occurring.

Our dental office is very experienced at performing root canal procedures in Somersworth, NH. If you think you may need a root canal procedure done, please do not wait to seek treatment! Call us at Urgent Dental Care of New Hampshire today!

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