Root Canal Therapy

Root Canals

Root Canal Therapy is a simple treatment that is used to save a tooth or teeth, that have become badly infected or decayed rather than removing it. Having a root canal will not only save the tooth but it will prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp canals inside the center of the tooth become infected or damaged from a large cavity. The only way to restore the natural tooth is to have a root canal procedure done.

During root canal therapy, the area is numbed, and you are provided with anesthesia to be as painless as possible. During the procedure, the pulp, which is soft tissue that contains blood vessels and nerves, are removed, and the inside of the tooth and its canals are cleaned and sealed.  After root canal has been completed, a crown is usually recommended to cover the damaged tooth and to ensure a long-life span of the now saved tooth.

If you feel you need a root canal or would like to inquire more about the procedure, please call our office today.