If you are troubled by a painful tooth, or have suffered trauma to a tooth, you will want to visit Julie Elessawi, DDS. At our dental practice, Dr. Elessawi specializes in performing expert root canal therapy and tooth extractions. When you come to our office for a Shrewsbury tooth extraction, or root canal therapy, you can also be sure that you will be treated with compassion and care by our entire staff.
The reason a root canal is performed on a tooth is simple: it saves the tooth. Root canal therapy is needed when a tooth is severely decayed or infected. Signs that you may have a tooth infection include pain, or sensitivity to hot or cold. When a tooth is infected it means that there is an infection on the inside of the tooth where the tooth’s pulp is located. During a root canal, the infected pulp is removed, and the tooth’s root system is completely cleaned and sealed. Once this is done, our dentist, Julie Elessawi, DDS, may recommend that the tooth be covered with a porcelain dental cap. The cap will serve to protect and strengthen the remaining tooth. Once the cap is created and in place, the tooth will be fully restored to its original function. You will be able to eat anything you like, and your speech will not be affected. The cap will be color-matched to the surrounding teeth, and it will be made to fit perfectly and comfortably. And best of all, your original tooth will be healthy and fully restored. You will not be in need of a Shrewsbury tooth extraction.
Infection can occur when bacteria enters a tooth through a crack, or a crack in a filling in a tooth. Or, in some cases, there can be a deep cavity, or a traumatic injury that causes a crack in the tooth, and subsequent infection. If a tooth is so severely damaged that it cannot be saved, even by a root canal, the tooth will need to be extracted. Once you have a Shrewsbury tooth extraction, Julie Elessawi, DDS will then be able to discuss with you the next step in your treatment. You may want to get a dental implant to replace the missing tooth, or you may want to go with a permanent dental bridge or removable denture. If you have a tooth that is in need of a root canal therapy, or a tooth extraction, make an appointment today to see Dr. Elessawi to discuss the best course of treatment for your damaged tooth.