There once was a time when the phrase "root canal" struck fear in the hearts of patients. That's no longer the case. With the advances in dental technology, a root canal is now a comfortable procedure in which most patients actually doze off! If deep tooth decay or a severe tooth fracture is causing you intense pain, Dr. Schwartz may recommend a root canal to alleviate your discomfort.
Your teeth are more than just a solid bone mass. Beneath the enamel and underlying dentin, a tooth contains canals that house the nerve or pulp, which provides the tooth's lifeline to the body. Internal damage can cause infection in the root's canals, in which case the tooth will die. The condition won't heal naturally, either. If you don't see your dentist, your damaged tooth will cause more pain, and the infection can spread. If you set an appointment with Dr. Schwartz, he may be able to clean out the diseased root canal, seal it off, and save your tooth from extraction. These days, entire root canals are sometimes finished within one appointment!
Become a part of our family. Call our dental office today to schedule your root canal consultation or second-opinion visit with Dr. Schwartz. You'll soon discover that dental care can be rewarding, relaxing, and even fun! Our office serves Catonsville, Baltimore, Ellicott City, and the surrounding areas with personalized service and quality care.