Root Canals

Endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal therapy, is necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay, repeated dental procedures on your tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. With proper care, an Endodontically treated tooth will function normally for years to come.

1. Tooth with a healthy root. 2. When decay or damage goes untreated it can result in an infection to the pulp chamber of the tooth
3. After creating a small opening, very small instruments are used to clean and shape the root canal spaces. 4. The cleaned spaces are filled with a biocompatible material and specialized cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals.

Root Canals have long assumed to be painful, However, when a dentist performs a root canal today, patients feel no more discomfort than during a routine cavity filling.

Call our office to schedule a visit, and we’ll determine if a root canal is a necessary procedure to treat a dental issue you’re experiencing.