Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is also known as endodontics. Root canal treatment is required when tooth decay has broken through the outer enamel and infected the heart of the tooth.

The goal of Dr. Bigelow is to try and save your natural teeth and avoid extractions. The reason for this is because removing natural teeth leaves gaps which the cause the other teeth to compensate. It can therefore affect your bite and then cause a host of other affiliated problems.

But what happens when a tooth has become infected right in the center? Usually there is no avoiding an extraction, as the pulp is infected. Essentially, this means that the nerves at the heart of the tooth are slowing dying. Not to mention the fact that you will probably also be experiencing quite a bit of pain.

Under these circumstances, most patients want a quick fix – an extraction. While extraction may remove the offending tooth, it is not the best option in the long term. We prefer to try root canal surgery first. This way, the infection can be cleared and the tooth can be kept in place.

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"Another comfortable experience
Having a bad experience at 11 yrs old negatively impacted dentists for me. I've gone to several since then (& shed many tears) & only one of them made me comfortable & didn't cause alot of pain, & he died suddenly yrs ago. So when my daughter chose Dr Bigelow for my 3 yr old "drama queen" grandaughter's 1st trip I was hesitant about it, thinking she should take her to a pediatric dentist. But, he was highly recommended to her by friends & family & she did great!!! She loved the entire trip. Based on her "reviews", I decided I would give Dr Bigelow a try. The 1st time I walked in the door, I was comfortable with the atmosphere & the staff were most accomodating. After the first root canal..I wasn't scared to go back for the second one. The 2nd one was done yesterday & I didn't even use "happy gas" through this one!!!!! Definitely recommended!!!"
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