Root Canal/Endodontic therapy
- A root canal, or endodontic therapy, is performed on teeth with an infected inner pulp. The inner pulp of the tooth contains its nerves and soft tissues. When it becomes damaged, it must be removed before the decay spreads.
- Deep decay or a crack can allow bacteria to seep into the inner pulp, leading to infection. If you have an infected pulp, you have two options: Tooth extraction or root canal therapy.
- Root canals have a reputation for being painful, but with our modern endodontic techniques and caring professionals, we are confident that your experience will exceed your expectations. With anesthetics, your procedure should be no more uncomfortable than getting a filling.
- Root canals are often preferred to tooth extraction because it spares the natural tooth. The tooth is strengthened by a crown instead of replaced by a bridge or implant.