Root Canals An Overview
A root canal can often be a “life-saving” treatment for a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged, preserving the natural structure of your bite. Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy provide experienced care for patients needing a root canal and offer same day endodontics for emergencies.
Advances in materials and techniques have made root canals an easier and more successful treatment, reducing discomfort for patients. We use advanced technology and can perform a root canal and place a dental crown to strengthen the tooth all within one visit to our Silver Spring dental office.
The term “root canal” refers to the inner region or canal of the tooth that contains the pulp, nerves and other tissue that supported the development of the tooth. Although not considered necessary once the tooth has fully erupted in the gums, the pulp can become infected and lead to pain, swelling or an abscess. These are common signs that you may need a root canal in addition to sudden or increasing sensitivity and changes in the color of the tooth.
One Visit Endodontics in Silver Spring
If you are experiencing tooth pain and are in need of an emergency root canal, Drs. Dechter and Moy can offer same day endodontics to address your needs and restore your oral health. A root canal can save your tooth and avoid the need for extraction and tooth replacement. Using an advanced treatment method we can complete the root canal process and seal the tooth in one visit. You will leave our office with a comfortable, pain-free smile.
Once the root canal is complete, it is often recommended that a dental crown is placed to improve the integrity of the tooth structure long-term. Using CEREC technology we can often complete this within the same visit, placing a high-quality ceramic or porcelain dental crown immediately.