161 Sherman Street, Fairfield, CT 06824    New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426    Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026   
Fairfield Dentist
Henry C. Rapp III, DMD & Associates, LLC
161 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426
Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026
Root Canals

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Root Canal Therapy near Southport

The pulp, or soft inner tissue is important during the tooth's development. Once a tooth is fully mature, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth is nourished by tissues surrounding it. The pulp is normally surrounded and protected by a layer of dentin.

Above the gumline, the dentin is protected by a layer of enamel; below the gum-line the dentin is covered by cementum. When a crack or cavity destroys these protective layers, the pulp is exposed to irritants and bacteria in your mouth. This can result in inflammation then infection, and, eventually, an abscess. Periodontal (gum) disease or a severe blow to the tooth can also damage the pulp. Endodontic therapy removes the damaged pulp and usually the tooth returns to a healthy condition.

If an abscess was present before treatment the healing process may take up to 2 years.

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161 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426
Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026

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Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: By Appointment Only
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Office Hours
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: By Appointment Only
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Henry C. Rapp III, DMD & Associates, LLC
161 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426
Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026

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