Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special medicated dental materials which restore the tooth to its full function. Teeth needing root canal therapy are not always symptomatic.
Having root canal therapy on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would get infected, swell and lead to severe complications. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the best solution, but extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although occasionally a tooth may have to be re-treated due to new infections.
Dr. Aunon believes in having the most up to date technology that dentistry has to offer to greatly reduce and ultimately eliminate any fear of going to the dentist for the adult, teen, and especially the child. With the help of his highly qualified and caring staff, he promises the most comprehensive dental care.
DR. MARIA CRUZDENTIST
Dr. Cruz attended grade, intermediate and high school in Puerto Rico. In 1985 she graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with Bachelor of Science degree. Five years later Dr. Cruz graduated from Georgetown University Dental School as a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
OUR PATIENTS SAY
They will address all of your needs and make sure you’re comfortable throughout all treatments you receive. At this office, you will experience painless and quick procedures with great results.
I have been coming to this dental practice for the past few years (over 5 I believe) and there’s a reason I don’t look anywhere else to have my dental work done! The dentist themselves are all amazing!