Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis offers root canal therapy
When dental problems arise, patients may have a variety of procedures they can consider to bring their smile back to health. One procedure commonly performed at Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis is root canal therapy.
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy t is performed to eliminate infection and maintain the natural structure of the tooth.
When might root canal therapy be needed?
There are several situations that may indicate the need for root canal therapy. They include:
- Large areas of tooth decay
- Injury to the tooth
- Infection of the dental pulp
Root canal therapy process
At Washington Street Dentistry, Dr. Matthew Church follows a precise process when performing root canal therapy. Also referred to as endodontic therapy, this treatment requires the dentist to access the inner portion of the tooth through a very small hole. The dental pulp, or the tissue inside of the tooth, is removed with special instruments. The canals are then disinfected and the area is filled with a material called gutta percha. Following these steps, the tooth is sealed with composite resin. Some teeth may benefit from the placement of a dental crown as an extra layer of protection. The entire process can be done in just one visit, though patients having crowns placed will need more time to complete. Dr. Matthew Church provides this service with local anesthetics and sedation if needed.
Book an appointment today
If you are interested in speaking to the team of Washington Street Dentistry about root canal therapy, we encourage you to contact us at (317) 333-6788. Our staff, and Dr. Matthew Church, work closely with patients to ensure they have access to the quality care and solutions they require to keep their smile healthy and beautiful! Call today to schedule an appointment and discuss restorative procedures.