Our dentists perform root canals in Knoxville on a regular basis. This type of endodontic treatment is used to save teeth that would otherwise need extraction. When a tooth gets infected the patient usually has two options: removal or root canal. Of the two, root canals are far better, since natural teeth promote healthy bone in the jaw.
With each root canal, we strive to keep patients as comfortable as possible. And, root canals are a common procedure. Our office alone performs hundreds of root canals each year. Nationwide, the figure is in the millions. That’s millions of infected teeth that have been saved each year. If you’re experiencing tooth pain in the Knoxville area, call our office for an appointment. Whether you need a root canal or not, addressing tooth pain is important.
Millions of infected teeth have been saved by root canals each year.
Removing a tooth leaves a hole in the jawbone. If not replaced with a dental implant, the hole will eventually lead to a weakened, thinner area of jawbone. And, the teeth on either side will shift. This can cause problems with chewing and may even make brushing more difficult.
By saving the natural tooth through root canal treatment, you can avoid those issues. In addition, dental implants often cost more than a root canal. When you have two options, your best choice is to preserve natural teeth.