Root Canals

Franklin Dentist Saves Teeth with Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is used to repair and save a tooth that has been infected due to a deep cavity or cracked tooth. The treatment involves removing the pulp and the nerves of the tooth, and cleaning the infected area. A tooth’s pulp and nerve is not important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has fully emerged from the gums. If a needed root canal is not performed, the infection of the pulp can spread to the surrounding bone. This often results in pain and swelling, and the tooth may need to be removed.

After a root canal, a crown or filling needs to be placed to complete treatment.  Root canal therapy has a high rate of success and teeth undergoing the procedure can typically be saved to function for a lifetime!

If a root canal is needed, our Franklin dental professionals have you covered.  Dr. Matt Avrit was trained in the United States Air Force to perform many complicated dental procedures, including root canals.  We invite you to call if you are looking for a dentist in Franklin or surrounding areas like Brentwood, Cool Springs, and Nashville.