A Periodontist in Your Neighborhood
We are located on Meridian Street in the heart of Indianapolis. We love our location and serving the residents of the greater metropolitan area. We provide complete general dentistry services for every age group. We also offer preventive services for periodontal disease. It is essential you receive a thorough checkup from your dental care provider every six months. Most insurance plans cover this appointment. At your checkup, our dentist will make sure that your teeth are strong and working properly. We will also take x-rays to identify any cavities or decay. Choose a dentist who cares about patients and their overall health: Maxwell Miller’s Downtown Dentistry.
Worry-Free Root Canals
Root canals are a fairly common procedure, but they can also be very scary if you don’t know what to expect. A root canal is needed when tooth decay reaches the nerve or pulp of the tooth. Most patients experience some pain preceding the procedure. If you are experiencing discomfort because of a tooth, seek professional help immediately. Best case scenario, you need a general filling. If the situation is more serious, you could need a root canal. We do everything we can to make our patients comfortable in the chair. You will be completely numb before we start and you should not feel a thing. During the procedure, the dentist will drill out the cavity until he reaches the nerve canals. Then he will remove the nerve and tooth pulp (eliminating the possibility for pain). The tooth is cleaned and a crown is placed to replace the decayed portion.
There is no reason to worry when you come to our office for any procedure. Ask us questions any time or call us if you have concerns.
Why Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?
“Why do I need a tooth extraction?” You might ask this question if your prescribed course of treatment includes this procedure. Tooth extractions are needed when the tooth is decayed beyond the point of restoration. A number of other scenarios lead to extractions:
- The tooth is broken or fractured beyond repair.
- A tooth filling is too large or deep and it cracks the tooth and causes an infection.
- Tooth pulp or nerve is severely infected and a root canal does not solve the problem.
Every patient’s mouth is different. Your specific situation might be listed above or you could fall into a different category. Our dental specialists will inform you of your options before we make a suggestion for treatment. We want our patients to make educated choices. Thanks to modern technology, there are many options for replacing a tooth after an extraction. Call to schedule an appointment with a root canal expert at our office!
Indianapolis, IN 46204