Root Canals FAQs and Annapolis Dental Care :: Annapolis, Maryland Dentist

When a tooth becomes severely decayed or infected, a root canal may be your only potential treatment option.

What is a Root Canal?

During a root canal, the nerve and pulp of the tooth is removed and the inside is cleaned and sealed.

Are Root Canals Painful?

Over the years, root canals have developed a reputation of being extremely painful. However, most patients report that the procedure is no more painful than having a filling placed.

When is a Root Canal Necessary?

A root canal is necessary when the tooth becomes infected or the tooth pulp becomes damaged.

What is Tooth Pulp?

The pulp is the soft center of the tooth. The tooth’s nerve travels rom the tip of the tooth’s root into the pulp chamber.

Is it bad to remove the Tooth’s Nerve?

The nerve is actually not vitally important to the health or function of the tooth. It’s primary purpose is to provide the sensation of hot or cold.

Where can I get a Root Canal in Annapolis, Maryland?

Well, there is perhaps no better dentist in the Annapolis area than Dr. Steckler at Annapolis Dental Care.

During a root canal Dr. Steckler will clean out the tooth’s inner area of any bacteria and dead nerve or pulp tissue that are causing you pain. Once this is done, he’ll fill in the inner portions and seal the tooth to prevent further damage.

Following this procedure, the tooth becomes brittle requiring a crown. And guess what? We can take care of that too!

At Annapolis Dental Care, we eliminate your tooth pain while preserving your existing teeth and smile!

If you have any questions about Root Canals, or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit today!

For over 20 years, Dr. Steckler and his team have been practicing comprehensive Family Dental Care. Our outstanding staff is devoted to caring for your oral situation and will ensure your dental visit is an enjoyable one, focusing on total patient comfort. We are motivated to offer cutting edge dentistry techniques and processes. Our committed staff will guide you in your pursuit of the perfect smile.

“At Dr. Steckler’s office, we understand that most patients are fearful of the dentist. Your comfort and care are our greatest concern.”

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