Root Canals in Baton Rouge, LA
Restore the Health & Full Function of Your Teeth & Mouth
What Is a Root Canal?
If you are facing this type of decay or infection, you have two options: pull the affected tooth or save the tooth through root canal therapy. When extracting a decayed or infected tooth, significant and costly dental problems will arise for adjacent teeth. In the end, tooth extraction may cause more problems than it will solve. Getting a root canal is a much more desirable alternative, as it will provide full functionality to the tooth and mouth, and will not cause any future problems with adjacent teeth.
Reasons for a Root Canal
- Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
- Development of infection or abscess inside the tooth or at the root tip
- Trauma or injury to the tooth
Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, the roots and the inner cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed. The tooth will then be sealed with a filling, and then a crown (at a future appointment). This will protect the tooth, prevent further breakage, and restore full functionality. In addition, the restoration that root canal therapy provides will usually last a lifetime.
Schedule an Appointment to Learn More About Root Canals in Baton Rouge, LA Today
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As one of the premier dental practices in Baton Rouge, LA, our dentists and team at Corkern Family Dental also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Baker, Zachary, Denham Springs, Walker & Livingston, LA & the surrounding areas.