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By Pearlfection Dentistry
July 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

How a Root Canal Can Help Your SmileRoot Canal

 

In the past, diseased or injured teeth often had to be removed. Today, they can be saved through root canal treatment. PearlFection Dentistry, with locations in Frederick and Urbana, MD, offers root canal therapy with a gentle touch. Our Frederick, MD, general dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Amadeus Lopez, and Dr. Melanie Smith; as well as our oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang; endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel; and orthodontists, Dr. Jennifer Smith and Dr. Stephen Tigani, provide top-of-the-line dental care to our patients. Read on to find out how a root canal can help your smile. 

It Will Relieve Your Pain

You may need a root canal if you have a severe toothache. The intensity of the pain can range from mild to extreme. The pain may get worse when you chew and apply pressure to the tooth. If you have a toothache, don't ignore it. Root canal treatment will eliminate the pain you are experiencing.

It Prevents Tooth Loss

Root canal treatment is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. Tooth extraction is not a good alternative to root canal therapy. Saving your permanent tooth is always the best option. An extraction is less expensive than doing a root canal. However, the downside is the space created by the missing tooth.

It Restores Tooth Function

After root canal treatment, a dental crown usually needs to be placed on the tooth to protect it and restore it to full function. A dental crown is a cap that replaces the exterior portion of a tooth to re-establish its original shape and function. A dental crown can restore your chewing ability, improve your speech, and enhance your enjoyment of life. 

It Has a High Success Rate

Endodontic techniques have improved significantly in the last decade. Root canal treatment has a very high success rate. Research shows that getting a root canal treatment provides a longer-lasting solution than having a diseased tooth pulled and replaced with a dental bridge, which can fail over time. If you take good care of your root-canal-treated tooth, it could last a lifetime.

So, what are you waiting for? Don't put off root canal treatment if you need it. Call Pearlfection Dentistry at 301-663-5550 right now to schedule a dental consultation in Frederick and Urbana, MD. We will provide all the relief you need, with relatively little expense and hassle. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

Dr. Patel - Endodontist & Root Canal Dentist in Frederick, MarylandDr Patel joined the Dental Practice of Dr Mullen and Stringer in April of 2013.  To prepare for the addition of Dr Patel, the decision was made to invest in the most modern root canal equipment on the market.  The practice purchased an advanced endodontic microscope built by Micronix and specialty endodontic drill, manufactured by WaveOne®, to ensure we had the best equipment on the market.  We also invested in digital x-ray sensors and large screen monitors and intraoral cameras, so diagnostics could be done instantaneously.  These new pieces of equipment and technology allow the doctor and his assistant to perform root canals with the most modern dental equipment and therefore give the patient the greatest prognosis of a good clinical outcome.

We asked Dr EJ Stringer why the decision was made to bring on another doctor.  She said “The decision to bring on Dr Patel was driven by our patients request to have more procedures done at the practice.  In the past, we sent out most of our root canals out to endodonists across town.  Our patients never really liked having to do that and they just felt more comfortable staying at our practice on Thomas Johnson Drive.  Now instead of going out to have root canals done, we’ll have them all performed in house.  By bringing on Dr Patel, we are able to have a specialist in the practice who is truly one of the best endodontists in the state.  Our practice and our patients are very lucky to have him”

View our Press Release: Dr EJ Stringer and Dr Joseph Mullen - Frederick General Dentistry - Hire a Root Canal Specialist