Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is also known as endodontics. Root canal treatment is required when tooth decay has broken through the outer enamel and infected the heart of the tooth.

The goal of Dr. Hardy and Dr. Wilson is to try and save your natural teeth and avoid extractions. The reason for this is because removing natural teeth leaves gaps which the cause the other teeth to compensate. It can therefore affect your bite and then cause a host of other affiliated problems.

But what happens when a tooth has become infected right in the center? Usually there is no avoiding an extraction, as the pulp is infected. Essentially, this means that the nerves at the heart of the tooth are slowing dying. Not to mention the fact that you will probably also be experiencing quite a bit of pain.

Under these circumstances, most patients want a quick fix – an extraction. While extraction may remove the offending tooth, it is not the best option in the long term. We prefer to try root canal surgery first. This way, the infection can be cleared and the tooth can be kept in place.

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"Dr. Hardy & Staff,

After being to consult after consult with a number of different orthodontists I was afraid that my situation was hopeless. I heard something different from every office I went to - I'd need braces for 3-5 years, jaw surgery is the only option, etc. I was ready to give up and just deal with my crooked front teeth when I heard an ad on the radio for 6 Month Smiles... After researching it online, I found Dr. Hardy's office. I decided to try one last consult and I'm so glad I did! 4 short months later, I have what I've been wanting for the past 4 years - straight teeth! I want to thank you all so so much for making my 6 Months Smiles treatment a success. I couldn't be happier with the results and now feel more confident then ever!

Thank you Dr.Hardy for my fabulous smile. I could not have pictured the extreme transformation of my teeth. I appreciate the hard work you and your team did for me. All so the kindness and compassion I received during my visits. After 48 years I can now say I love going to the dentist.

Thank you,"
Brenda M.

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