Root canals save infected teeth for patients in Woodstock area
By Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley
A tooth that has become infected as a result of a deep cavity can be unpleasant to experience. When patients come into our office with an injured tooth, we take immediate action to restore health and comfort for the patient.
Teeth may become infected for several different reasons. Trauma or injury is one. Another is a result of a deep cavity. Cavities form as a result of oral bacteria. If this cavity is not treated, it can incur further damage, including infection. When caught early, cavities or broken teeth can often be treated with fillings. Once the damage has progressed, root canal therapy may be required.
The good news is that root canals are extremely effective. At 32 Dental, our team makes the entire process is comfortable for our patients. While patients often believe that root canals are painful, they actually relieve the pain of infection in the pulp of the tooth.
During the root canal procedure, the dentist begins by anesthetizing the area. Patients may feel pressure from the treatment, but will not feel any pain. Removal of infected tissue from the inside of the tooth is done first and then the area is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before it is sealed. After the procedure is complete, the tooth will be covered with a dental crown to stabilize it and protect it from further damage. Teeth that have received root canals are often weak and brittle. A crown ensures the tooth can withstand normal bite force.
Our team believes that everyone should have access to great dental care. Root canal treatment is one way we help restore oral health for our patients with dental conditions. If you are in the Woodstock area and have tooth pain that you believe may be stemming from a deep cavity, call us today.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!