Hopeless Teeth? Maybe We Can Save Them!
It used to be that teeth with damaged or infected roots required
extraction. Because this can cause a variety of difficulties, it
should be a last resort. If you come into the office with an
infected tooth, or if we determine that dental decay has reached
the nerve of the tooth, it’s unfortunately too late for a simple
filling. The best way to save the tooth is a root canal. We
remove the tooth’s pulp chamber and fill it with a filling
material. In the early days of root canals they were quite
painful, which has earned them the reputation of something to be
avoided. Luckily, with modern anesthetics and technology, root
canals are often painless.
Dental Group of Meriden-Wallingford
298 Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-5588