Root Canal Therapy
At Bailey Family Dental we believe that your teeth should last the better part of your lifetime. We offer comfortable root canal (endodontic) treatment to save injured or diseased teeth from extraction, which might be the only other reasonable treatment option. Our practice provides high-tech diagnosis including digital X-rays and one-visit treatment options for tooth infections. We offer second opinions available for those unsure about this option. Root canal treatment can stop decay and infection but does not provide for the final restoration of the tooth. Root canal treated teeth often require a crown to restore adequate function and reduce the future risk of tooth fracture.
A root canal typically takes about 60-90 minutes during which the tooth’s interior is cleaned, shaped, and sealed. In some cases, if the infection has been present for a long time, it is also possible that your treatment will be divided into two separate appointments. Early diagnosis helps minimize complications. We will let you know what to expect before treatment begins including fees and the likely chance of success of the procedure.