Being one of the most common dental procedures, a root canal is a simple treatment, which can save your natural teeth as well as avoid the necessity for implants and bridges. The need for a root canal arises when the pulp, which is a collection of blood vessels and nerve at the center of your tooth which supports that tooth, is infected from trauma, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. You might recognize an infection by visible damage, swelling, sensitivity, or pain from the tooth and surrounding gum.
To treat this infection, the pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This procedure can be completed in one or more visits, depending on your needs. Such an option of endodontic treatment is very effective and much less expensive than tooth removal and artificial replacement. Furthermore, it is minimally invasive and you should be able to drive yourself home and return, without disruption, to your normal routine. Upon completion, we will be able to complete any necessary tooth restorations. These restorations, along with good home care, will protect the tooth and recent root canal work.