Root canal therapy is necessary when the tooth pulp is compromised by infection. This procedure eliminates bacteria at its source and can save a tooth from extraction. While you may not look forward to getting a root canal, at Lane Family Dental, you can be assured of the most comfortable treatment from Dr. Jason M. Lane and his Wasilla, AK team. Contact his office at (410) 750-2599 to schedule your appointment today.
The pulp is the soft tissue located inside a tooth. It also contains nerves and blood vessels. When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, it is time to see a dentist. You may develop infection in the pulp if your tooth is:
If a root canal is not performed to address the infected pulp, the infection could possibly spread to other teeth, causing immense pain and swelling. In other instances, an individual may feel no pain from the infected pulp, but there could still be issues with the teeth later. Bacteria from the infection can possibly spread and damage the bone that supports the tooth in the jaw. Forgoing root canal therapy could eventually result in extraction.
Thanks to ground-breaking procedures, modern technology, and innovative techniques, gone are the days of painful root canal procedures. Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy can be performed with little to no discomfort. Here are the general steps to the procedure:
Root canal therapy may have negative connotations, but Dr. Lane will ensure your comfort from the beginning of your procedure to the very end.
Receiving root canal therapy has many benefits. For example, this procedure:
Dr. Lane understands the apprehension and angst that surround root canal treatments. That is why he makes it is top priority to help you feel as informed, comfortable, and relaxed as possible. Lane Family Dental provides sedation dentistry for those patients who are nervous and stressed about dental procedures. While we accept a host of dental insurances, we work with patients to help them afford all treatments. Lane Family Dental accepts CareCredit ® and other financing options, to help patients pay for treatments and services.
Keep your smile healthy at Lane Family Dental in Wasilla, AK. We provide complete root canal therapy services that remedy infected teeth. To find out more, or to schedule a consultation at our practice serving the greater Wasilla area, reach out to us online, or call us at (907) 373-2200.Schedule an appointment