Dr. Boettcher, your experienced dentist, may recommend root canal therapy if a tooth has become infected. In the past, infected teeth typically required tooth extraction; thanks to advanced dental techniques, like root canal therapy, infected teeth can now be saved. In addition to avoiding the need for tooth extraction, root canal therapy can also benefit your smile by preventing the spread of infection to other areas of the mouth.
Root canal therapy involves removing the infected dental pulp and tooth nerve. The dental pulp, which is located in the center of the tooth, may become infected due to deep-reaching decay or serious injury. After removing the infected dental pulp and tooth nerve, Dr. Boettcher will fill in the tooth and seal it. We may recommend a dental crown to seal and protect the tooth. A dental crown can also help to restore the structure, appearance, and function of the tooth. In North Platte, Nebraska, root canal therapy is normally completed in two comfortable visits to our dental office. Our caring dental team will ensure that the treatment is as painless and pleasant as possible. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about the benefits of root canal therapy.