Louisville Office

2240 Taylorsville Road, Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40205
New Patients: (502) 410-2392
Current Patients: (502) 409-9190


Hours

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Middletown Office

107 N. Watterson TrailSuite 101
Middletown, KY 40243
(502) 245-5620


Hours

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 3:00pm

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Root Canal Treatment

In the situation that a tooth is considered so threatened (because of decay, cracking, etc.) that future infection is considered likely or inevitable, a pulpectomy, removal of the pulp tissue, is advisable to prevent such infection. Usually, some inflammation and/or infection are already present within or below the tooth. To cure the infection and save the tooth, it requires drilling into the pulp chamber to remove the infected pulp by scraping it out of the root canals. Once this is done, the dentist fills the cavity with an inert material and seals up the opening. This procedure is known as root canal therapy. With the removal of nerves and blood supply from the tooth, it is best if a tooth is fitted with a crown; this increases the prognosis of the tooth by six times.

 

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