Root Canals (Endodontics)

A root canal is done when the nerve in a tooth becomes infected. When this happens eventually the tooth will die making it necessary to remove the nerve before further damage is done.

Root Canal Treatment (RCT) Process:

  • First Visit:
    • We will remove the infected nerve and clean the canal.
    • After the infection has been removed, the canals of the root are filled with a sealant to protect the tooth from further infection.
    • After a root canal we fill the hole that was created in the top of the tooth with a temporary filling.
  • Depending on the extensiveness of the root canal a filling may be okay to preserve the tooth.
  • Although sometimes a crown will be recommended to provide the tooth with needed support and improve the appearance of the tooth.

Taking x-rays regularly can help catch decay and infection before a root canal is necessary.
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