Despite the fact that dentistry has seen a number of remarkable advancements in the last few decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that close to half of the population over the age of 30 in the United States is missing at least one tooth. As with all aspects of our health, preventive care is the best way to protect your teeth and gums from tooth decay and gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss. Although many people are fearful or anxious about going to the dentist, especially when procedures like root canal therapy are involved, putting off dental treatment can put your oral and general health at risk. Dr. Jason Campbell, a family dentist in Virginia Beach, VA, and serving the Princess Anne and Landstown area, offers root canal therapy and dentistry services for patients of all ages.
Root Canal Therapy and Family Dentistry in Virginia Beach, Princess Anne and Landstown
Root canals have a terrible reputation, but it is actually one of your dentist's best tools for saving a significantly decayed or infected tooth from extraction. Although the procedure is believed to be extremely painful, it is actually comparable to having a cavity filled. After applying topical numbing and local anesthesia to keep you comfortable, the dentist drills a small hole into the tooth and removes the nerve and any damaged tissue and bacteria in the pulp, essentially cleaning the tooth from the inside out. The tooth is then sealed and is as good as new.
Find a Family Dentist in Virginia Beach, Princess Anne and Landstown
Don't wait until pain strikes or gum disease sets in to see a dentist. For more information about preventive dentistry and how to protect your oral health, contact Seaside Dentistry by calling (757) 689-4363 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Campbell today.