When tooth decay or fracture enters into the nerve chamber, a root canal may be the ideal treatment to save the tooth. In order to save the tooth, the pulp, nerves, bacteria and decay are removed with tiny instruments called files. The space that results from the removal of the tissue is then filled with medicated dental material. After the root canal is completed, the tooth usually receives a crown for added strength.
This treatment can help prevent an abscess from forming as well as save a tooth that otherwise may need to be extracted. Root Canal Therapy should be done early after diagnosis so the infection doesn’t worsen and cause pain or destroy the tooth’s bone support. If you feel a toothache, please call our office immediately. Root Canal Therapy is very successful and can save your valuable natural tooth.