Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled endodontists will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth and fill it with a rubberized dental material. You will then return to your dentist for a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits in our office.
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being painful. In reality, root canals can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, instruments and local anesthesia. Our entire team is committed to providing you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today.