Often simply called “root canals,” root canal therapy treats decay or damage that has reached the dental pulp of a tooth. Root canal therapy is also part of endodontic dentistry, the branch of dentistry that studies and treats the inside of the tooth. We offer root canal therapy in Germantown, Tennessee, to save teeth that would otherwise die and need to be extracted. Our dental team provides caring, gentle treatment in an effort to make your root canal therapy as comfortable as possible. During treatment, the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth is removed and then filled to restore tooth structure and function. We give expert, comfortable local anesthesia and supply you with detailed at-home care instructions during the healing process.
Dr. Jackie Brown, our caring dentist, may suggest root canal therapy as part of your treatment plan if your tooth decay is serious or if the tooth is infected. If you have been experiencing the following symptoms, root canal therapy may be right for you:
- Severe tooth pain, especially when biting and chewing
- Extreme tooth sensitivity, even when the hot or cold agent is removed
- Recurring pimples on your gums
- Swollen or tender gums
For more information on the benefits of root canal therapy and how it can restore your smile, please contact us today at 901-758-1000!