How Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Smile

Are you experiencing pain and swelling from decayed or injured teeth? You may have a very deep cavity and require a root canal. Dentistry With a Smile is your local source for root canal treatment in Fall River, MA. Dr. Suhair Shamoon is an experienced endodontist that will make your experience as comfortable as possible.

What Is a Root Canal?

This is a procedure that rids your tooth pulp and root of the infection. An endodontist such as Dr. Shamoon will carefully remove any infected or injured pulp inside your tooth. Once all infection is cleared, our staff will fill and seal the tooth. Depending on how much tooth structure remains, we may also put a cap on your tooth to further protect it.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

If your tooth pulp or root becomes injured or infected, it is time for a root canal in our office. Here are some common causes of a root canal:

  • Bad crown
  • Cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Deep tooth decay/cavity
  • Injury

Benefits of a Root Canal

Root canals are often thought of as painful. However, our staff will provide comfortable and relaxing root canal treatment in Fall River, MA. If an injured or infected tooth is not properly treated, it may abscess and cause other problems. It will further decay and may need to be pulled. A root canal allows you to save your original teeth. Pulled teeth result in unsightly and inconvenient gaps.

A missing tooth will also cause other teeth to shift - this will create misalignment. Misaligned teeth will produce a crooked smile. Shifted teeth will also affect your bite. It is more cost-effective and convenient to save your natural teeth whenever possible.

If you are ready for root canal treatment in Fall River, MA, call our office at (508) 672-6471. Come to Dentistry With a Smile where Dr. Shamoon will perform this procedure with care and expertise.