Root canals are usually done to save the root of the tooth--the dental pulp. When it gets infected or damaged, it can cause pain and severe discomfort. If neglected, the tooth can die, and require extraction to avoid infecting other teeth.
To prevent this, Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann will prescribe root canal therapy, which removes decayed and infected tissue. After cleaning, the tooth is capped with a crown. Root canal usually requires only one or two visits in our Virginia Beach office.
With modern tools and equipment, root canals can be completed with the same low level of discomfort felt during a filling. The reputation of pain can be ignored.
Contact us to learn more about root canal therapy at our Virginia Beach dental office, and call to make an appointment today.