No treatment can replace the benefits of a natural tooth, which is why we work hard to preserve the integrity of your teeth.
A damaged tooth may require root canal (endodontic) treatment for it to remain a healthy part of your mouth. A root canal becomes necessary when the pulp, the nerve inside the root of a tooth, develops infection. This kind of infection can be caused by a variety of factors, including deep decay, dental work, or trauma to the tooth.
Without treatment, pulp infection can result in pain or lead to an abscess. A root canal can save your damaged tooth through the removal of the infected nerve tissue, treatment of any infection, and filling the empty root canals with medicated dental materials.
Root canal therapy usually involves one office visit for our dentists to complete. Afterwards, it is essential that you return to have a crown or other restoration placed over the tooth to protect it.