Root Canal An Overview
Dr. Wooddell and Dr. Passaro are dedicated to helping patients maintain their oral health for a lifetime, and that includes making every effort to preserve the natural teeth and tooth structure when treating a dental problem or restoring your smile. From tooth bonding to dental crowns, we will use all possible tools to save a natural tooth if an extraction can be avoided.
A root canal is one of those tools for saving a natural tooth and maintaining the structure of your smile. Although it has earned a reputation for being a treatment that makes a patient cringe, thanks to many advances in dental technique and materials, it is often no more uncomfortable than a dental filling. In many cases, once the infection has been removed from the interior chamber of the tooth, patients experience relief from discomfort or pain.
Drs. Wooddell and Passaro have developed an interdisciplinary approach to dental care and often work with a local endodontist to coordinate your care when a root canal is needed. Our goal is to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care for their dental health needs and we have developed a team of local specialists to achieve this.