It’s very important to secure our dental health and wellness. While a proper dental hygiene routine is essential to healthy teeth, it may not be enough to completely prevent tooth infection or nerve damage. Dr. Hogan offers root canal therapy as an effective solution to help secure a healthier smile.
Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, First Dentistry is led by Dr. Hogan who offers a wide variety of dental services. Dr. Hogan and his dental experts can effectively restore the functionality and wellness of your teeth. We have a board-certified root canal specialist on staff. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment to find out if root canal therapy may be right for you.
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is performed to repair and salvage a severely infected or damaged tooth. This procedure calls for the extraction of the affected portion of the tooth. Once the damaged area has been removed, Dr. Hogan will cleanse, disinfect, and seal up the opening.
What can cause severe tooth damage?
- A deep cavity
- A severely cracked tooth
- Extreme trauma inflicted onto the tooth
What can I expect from the root canal therapy process?
Prior to the root canal therapy, Dr. Hogan will take x-rays of your tooth to locate the source of the decayed or damaged tooth. Once the procedure begins, a local anesthesia will be applied to the treatment site for optimal patient comfort. An opening will then be created to which the affected portion of the tooth will be extracted. The opened roots will then be filled and sealed.
When is root canal therapy needed?
Dr. Hogan recommends root canal therapy if the infected or decayed tooth is highly extensive and is risking potential nerve damage. If left untreated, the affected tooth may become a danger to your overall dental health and may need to be removed entirely. In order to properly determine if you may benefit from root canal therapy, schedule your consultation with Dr. Hogan today.
What can I do following root canal therapy to ensure good dental health?
Following your root canal appointment, Dr. Hogan would like to schedule a follow-up to check on the progress of the procedure and to ensure that any possible indication of leftover infection are removed. In addition, continuing to commit to a proper oral hygiene routine can promote stronger and healthier dental wellness. Brushing twice daily, flossing, and using an antiseptic mouthwash can help keep your smile healthy following your treatment.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and meet with Dr. Hogan to determine if root canal therapy may be the right solution for you.