When visiting Dr. Christina Beckham, she may notice areas of concern in your teeth such as tooth decay. When dental cavities and tooth decay occurs, oftentimes a filling or other treatment can be given to save the existing tooth from being removed. One of the procedures that can help save an existing tooth that is decaying is a root canal. Root canals are recommended when the damage from decay has gone into the root of the tooth. When this happens, a root canal is a good option to remove the decayed part of the tooth and keep the decay from spreading any further. A successful root canal is a great way to take care of your tooth and save it from further damage.
During a root canal, sedation dentistry is offered to make your visit comfortable and help you feel completely at ease. Dr. Beckham will numb the area that will be worked on and she will make sure you are completely relaxed before starting the root canal process. This process is not lengthy and Dr. Beckham will let you know as soon as the root canal is complete. Sedation makes root canals and other procedures much easier as the sedation helps you feel at ease and unaware of sounds or smells around you.
If you are in need of a root canal, our office will strive to make you comfortable and work to save your existing tooth from needing further work down the road. If you would like to come in for a consultation, call our office today to set up an appointment.