Our dentist may recommend endodontic treatment to remove infection and decay that has penetrated beyond the tooth enamel and into the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the innermost layer of the tooth, where nerves and blood vessel can be found. If this area becomes infected or damaged, it can cause the tooth to die. This is where endodontic treatment comes in. Also known as root canal therapy, endodontic treatment is often able to save infected teeth and prevent the need for a tooth extraction.
How it Works
When performing a root canal, our dentist will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth. The tooth will then be cleaned and filled with a medicated material. A temporary crown or filling will be provided until a final crown can be created and placed. This crown will restore the shape and appearance of the tooth and help to protect it from further damage.
In most cases, endodontic treatment can be completed in just one or two appointments. When you visit our office, we will take every step necessary to help you receive a comfortable and effective treatment. While root canals have a reputation for being painful and uncomfortable, modern dentistry and advances in technology and sedation options make it possible for us to provide you with a much more comfortable treatment.