Saving Hopeless Teeth
In the past, root canals had the reputation of being a
dreaded treatment and something to be avoided. But with
advanced techniques and the latest anesthetics, it is a
manageable procedure for the patient.
Root canal therapy will save a tooth so it doesn’t need to
be extracted. A missing tooth can cause other problems, and
keeping a natural tooth in place preserves a full and
During this procedure, the pulp interior of a tooth is
removed and a special filling material is packed inside the
tooth. This is not the same type of filling as for a cavity
restoration. Sometimes a crown is placed over the tooth for
added strength and full functionality.
You will be pleased to know Dr. Hagen is very experienced in
the latest techniques of root canal therapy to save a tooth
that has infected or damaged roots.
Dr. Lawrence Hagen II, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238