Root Canal Therapy
When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected as a result of dental disease or trauma, our doctors may recommend treatment with root canal therapy.
During a root canal procedure, a small opening is made in the crown of the tooth so that the infected nerve and tissues can be removed and the roots of the teeth can be disinfected and sealed. Following completion of the root canal, the tooth is restored with a crown to protect it from breakage.
Save Your Teeth...
A root canal is usually the recommended procedure to save a tooth that has become infected, rather than extraction. By having root canal treatment, the tooth can remain in position and maintain its role in supporting jaw bone structures, bite balance and proper chewing. Tooth replacement options such as a bridge, or implant and crown are more costly procedures than a single root canal and crown.
Our doctors may recommend that a root canal specialist, or Endodontist, perform the root canal procedure. We then work closely with the Endodontist to coordinate placement of a dental crown following root canal treatment.
Prevention is the key - don't wait until you have a problem to schedule your dental examination.
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