Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma. The term “root canal” comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth's root.
- Hot or cold sensitivity
- Tooth is painful to pressure
- Swelling around tooth or facial swelling
We evaluate the health of the tooth and prescribe medications if necessary to control infection and for comfort. We perform any palliative treatment needed then schedule for root canal therapy (1-2 visits usually) in our office. If necessary we refer to an Endodontist who specializes in this area of dentistry.
Schedule an appointment for a focused exam to diagnose the problem. We make sure that we take care of discomfort you may be having and appoint to begin treatment needed.