Root Canal Therapy
Teeth are not all pearly white. Inside each tooth lies a slender strand of “pulp” which contains nerves and provides nutrients to the tooth. This pulp reaches all the way down to the tooth’s root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth. During the procedure (performed under anesthesia), a small opening is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, tooth-colored, or porcelain crown.
What’s most important, don’t wait to call us! We often can see things at an early stage which may avoid the need for a root canal. In the case that you do need a root canal, be assured that we will make you feel comfortable during that procedure. Our patients are amazed at how easy it can be.