Also referred to as simply a root canal, this therapy is a subset of endodontic therapy often suggested if the tooth nerves or pulp become damaged or infected. This often happens to be the case when decay or tooth injury becomes severe enough to reach the inner parts of the tooth, past the outside protective layer. Left untreated, this can cause the tooth to die, and lead to a necessary extraction. To revitalize the tooth and eliminate the need for extraction, our expert team of dentists will remove the affected tissues from inside the tooth, clean the area, and fill it with medicated materials. Then the tooth is capped with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to ensure proper restoration and return to proper shaping. Often, this procedure takes as little as a single visit to the office, however, you may need additional appointments depending on the client.
Root canal treatment is thought to be uncomfortable and cause pain. However, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to anesthesia. Our dental team works hard to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you enter our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, contact us today or visit our website. We devote ourselves to restoring your healthy smile.