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.