Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the inner nerve in the dental pulp becomes infected. Your tooth may become extremely sensitive to both pressure and temperature, and intense pain can occur. In the initial stages of decay and infection, you might not have any symptoms. However, in the advanced stages, an abscess will form.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal can save your tooth and allow you to maintain your natural smile for a lifetime. During a root canal, the infected pulp tissue is removed and the inside of your tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. A temporary restoration is usually placed. You will need to return to your dentist to  have the tooth permanently restored with a crown or filling.

In our office, we use digital radiography to help us identify the number of canals and anatomy of the tooth. The root canal is done under microscopic examination, which allows us to view small canals and unusual anatomy or cracks that could not otherwise be seen.

Reasons for Root Canal Therapy:

  • Decay has reached the nerve inside the tooth
  • Infection or abscess inside the tooth or at the root tip
  • Trauma or injury to tooth, such as a crack

Endondontic Retreatment?

Endodontic Surgery?

Cracked Teeth?

Traumatic Injuries?

Tired of being in pain? Need endodontic care?
We’re happy to help you! We look forward to meeting you and treating your dental needs.