A root canal is also referred to endodontics. This procedure is performed to save an infected tooth that would otherwise require extraction. Rather than extraction, the pulp, or soft tissue inside of the tooth, and the nerve are removed and the interior of the tooth is disinfected. By avoiding tooth extraction, you avoid several serious issues, including problems for adjacent teeth and bone loss in the jaw, not to mention the need to replace the extracted tooth. Saving the tooth allows it to remain in the socket, keeping your jawbone healthy and strong.
Root canal treatment is a straightforward procedure to relieve pain and save your teeth. Inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth can cause significant pain and, if left untreated, you are likely to lose the tooth. Using modern technology and equipment, our caring professionals remove the infected pulp inside the tooth, clean, disinfect and shape the canals within the affected tooth. We place a filling to seal the space. A perfectly polished crown caps the completed work, restoring the use of your tooth and the beauty of your smile.