Tooth Extraction or Root Canal? Reasons to Choose Root Canal
Monday June 27, 2022
Ideally, dental problems should be treated quickly to give your Fort Worth, Texas dentist a chance to resolve issues before they get out of hand. Left unchecked, tooth infections and decay can escalate to the point where you lose your natural teeth. In many cases, a tooth that has suffered severe damage or decay can be saved through root canal treatment. A visit to Fort Worth Dental Arts will determine if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy.
What is a Root Canal?
Root canal therapy is a dental treatment used by dentists to repair seriously damaged or decayed teeth in order to save them from extraction. A severe tooth infection can damage the pulp or nerve of a tooth and spread throughout the canals, infecting surrounding tissue. Dr. Spencer Hoyt removes the infected pulp and tissue during a root canal and cleans and disinfects the canals to save the tooth. Once the infection has been cleansed, the tooth is filled with a special material and sealed to protect it from further infection. A cap is then placed on the tooth for strength and stability and to restore its shape and function.
Reasons to Consider Saving Teeth with Root Canal Therapy
Your natural teeth play an important role in your oral health and, when possible, should be preserved at all costs. Here’s how you can benefit from saving natural teeth through root canal therapy:
- A more attractive, natural-looking smile
- Preservation of jawbone to help maintain the structure of your face and jaw
- Ability to chew so you can enjoy all your favorite foods
- Avoids impediments to your speech
- Maintains the integrity and strength of surrounding teeth
- It saves money on having to replace extracted teeth with artificial teeth later down the line
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Root Canal Dentist Near Me
Through root canal therapy, you have a chance to restore the looks, function, and health of damaged teeth and benefit from their use for years to come. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Spencer Hoyt for root canal treatment, contact Fort Worth Dental Arts, Fort Worth, TX, at (817) 886-0300.
Dr. Spencer Hoyt obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and followed his Residency/ Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the world-renowned University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. He established Fort Worth Dental Arts in 2011 to see dentistry done differently as he was passionate about providing quality dental care to his community.
Dr. Hoyt is an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, CEREC Doctors, and Spear Education. He was voted Best Dentist' 2019, 2020, 2021 by Fort Worth Weekly.