Endodontics is the discipline in dentistry focusing on saving teeth and helping you maintain your natural smile. Our dentists will diagnose and treat tooth pain as well as performing root canal treatments. When the tooth’s nerve becomes inflamed or infected, either due to trauma or extensive decay, it is likely that tooth will cause tremendous pain. In order to relieve the pain, the infected internal contents of the tooth need to be removed by performing a root canal treatment.
The goal of root canal treatment is to clean out and disinfect the internal dental pulp (arterioles, venules, nerves and tissues) space. This treatment will prevent the tooth from becoming re-infected. Generally root canal therapy can take two, three or multiple visits.
With a root canal we try to save your teeth. Remove the pulp chamber, requires a crown or post, may need to be replaced at a later date.