Root Canal

Root Canal services in Baldwin County

Root canal treatment is also known as endodontics, and usually makes patients think of a long and painful treatment. At Riviera Dental Care, root canal treatment doesn't have to be scary, and more importantly, it's required when tooth decay has broken through the outer enamel and infected the nerve of the tooth.

Prevention first

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

When you need a root canal

But what happens when a tooth has become infected right in the nerve? When the nerves at the heart of the tooth are dying, you may experiencing quite a bit of pain -- more than the treatment itself.

Under these circumstances, most patients want a quick fix – an extraction. While extraction may remove the offending tooth, it is not always the best option for the long term. We prefer to try root canal treatment first if we feel the tooth has a good long term prognosis. This way, the infection can be cleared and you can keep your tooth.

Other services

Don't forget, Riviera Dental Care offers many services. Ask us about any of the following when you visit!
  • Cosmetic Dentistry 
  • Tooth Colored Fillings 
  • Porcelain Veneers 
  • Sleep Apnea 
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Teeth Whitening 
  • Root Canals
  • Metal-free Crowns 
  • Gum Care 
  • Dental Implants 
  • Dentures & Partials 
  • TMJ 
  • Sedation Dentistry
Call us before you need a Root Canal  (251) 943-DENT
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