A root canal is a treatment that removes the infection from within a tooth, alleviates pain, and saves the tooth from extraction. Many people mistakenly associate the root canal with their discomfort, when in fact, the discomfort stems from the inflammation within the tooth. Drawing on years of experience, Dr. Striebel performs comfortable root canal therapy, often in a single visit.
Why do I need a root canal?
A tooth’s canals can become infected for a variety of reasons, the most common being a large cavity or a crack that has penetrated the tooth’s interior. The canals fill with bacteria, and if the bacteria aren’t removed, it can cause an abscess, bone loss, and swelling that spreads to other areas of the face.
Are there any alternatives?
Many times, the only alternative to a root canal is to extract the tooth and replace it with a prosthetic. Comparatively, a root canal is very conservative and will allow you to keep your natural tooth. After root canal therapy, including a custom crown, the treated tooth can last you for a lifetime.
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Call today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Striebel. From our conveniently located Miamisburg, OH dental office, we serve patients from Miamisburg, Springboro, Centerville, West Carrollton, and Miami Township. We look forward to making you smile!