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Preserve Natural Teeth in Monroe, LA with Root Canal Therapy

The sad truth is that teeth can’t rebuild their health over time like most of the other parts of the human body. Once the damage is done, professional help is needed to restore its structure and vitality; otherwise, problems can only become worse, eventually leading to the threat of extraction. If one or more of your teeth have reached that dire stage, don’t panic just yet – root canal therapy could be the saving grace you’ve been looking for. Dr. Patrick McGee can use this specialized procedure to help you maintain the beautiful, wholly natural smile you deserve. Our office is located in Monroe, PA, and patients from Oak Grove, Swartz, Bastrop, Sterlington, and beyond are welcome as well!

Do I Need a Root Canal?

In many cases, the need for root canal therapy can only be determined by your dentist. However, there are some tell-tale symptoms that you might want to bring to Dr. McGee’s attention during your next appointment. These include:

The Treatment Process

During root canal therapy, Dr. McGee will carefully access the inner chamber of your tooth; this is where the diseased pulp, nerves, and bacteria will be located. After thoroughly removing all of this, our team will replace it with a safe, biocompatible substance and then reseal the tooth to minimize the risk of further infection. Finally, a custom-made dental crown placed on top of the treated tooth can restore any lost structure.

While root canal therapy may have a scary reputation, the truth is that today’s advances in technology and anesthesia have rendered the procedure no more painful than a common filling. Better yet, it has a very high success rate, and many treated teeth go on to last for the rest of the patient’s lifetime.