December 18, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal Therapy  

Your sore tooth doesn’t necessarily need to be pulled.  

If there is sufficient bone support holding the tooth in place, your tooth can be preserved and restored and made to feel normal again with a procedure called root canal therapy.

Just those 2 words can make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, but modern treatment can be accomplished usually in one appointment with no discomfort. The advantages of saving your tooth are numerous. Tooth replacement is often more costly and requires more time and more visits. Most people want to return to normal in as few visits with as little discomfort as possible. Root canal therapy is often the answer.

If the tooth cannot be saved, then the options become a bit more complicated. The most acceptable treatment for a lost tooth in modern dental practices involves placement of an implant and crown. This treatment restores the tooth in a manner which most resembles the natural dentition. Bridges and partial dentures are still an alternative, but are now less acceptable.

Modern dental practices have patient financing available which helps patients pay for the most ideal forms of treatment.


Louisville, KY Cosmetic Dentistry
James B. Howell, D.M.D.
3936 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 899-7766



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