Root Canal Treatment
Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp—which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves—that extends down to the tooth’s root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth.
During the procedure, an access hole is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is removed, canals are reshaped, filled with inert material and the tooth is permanently restored with a filling followed by gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay or crown. All services are provided by general dentists.