Resolve toothaches and preserve badly damaged teeth with root canal therapy
At Benton Family Dentistry in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Dr. Kyle Benton provides root canal therapy to quickly, precisely, and painlessly resolve discomfort associated with severe tooth decay or other trauma and to preserve a badly damaged tooth that might otherwise have to be extracted without this time-tested treatment.
The pulp or innermost part of a tooth may become seriously damaged due to tooth decay, repeated treatments to the same tooth, worn or faulty crowns and other restorations, and extensive cracks or fractures. Dr. B confirms the presence of inflamed or infected pulp tissue by using advanced diagnostic tools, such as digital x-rays. If appropriate, Dr. B may recommend root canal treatment to “save” the seriously damaged tooth.
Root canal therapy has a long history of success, exceeding 97%. Furthermore, the process does not produce pain; it relieves pain by resolving the conditions that cause toothaches and other symptoms. At Benton Family Dentistry, we use precision anesthetic delivery techniques to numb the tooth and surrounding area. We can also discuss sedative options for more complete relaxation during treatment.
Dr. B recommends dental crowns as the final step in treatment following a root canal. Crowns are designed to support and protect the treated tooth’s lasting health, function, and beauty.
Call (501) 623-6132 to schedule your evaluation appointment today.