Dental infections, or abscesses, occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth and infects the blood vessels and nerves that supply the tooth. To restore the health of the tooth and remove infection, our dentists recommend root canal treatment. Root canal treatment involves removing the infected pulp tissues from the roots of a tooth, cleaning the interior of the tooth, and filling the roots with a biocompatible material. Following root canal treatment, a crown is often necessary to restore the strength of the damaged tooth.
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to anesthesia and advanced techniques. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in one or two comfortable visits to our office. Our dentists, along with our entire dental team at Smith & Stahr, P.S.C., work hard to provide you with a pleasant experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment in Lexington, Kentucky we welcome you to contact Drs. Smith, Stahr, and Smith today.