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Root Canal Therapy

Extraordinary Dentisty / Exceptional Care

Root Canal Therapy is necessary when there is severe damage to the pulp within the tooth. An untreated cavity is the most common cause of this infection. Other causes include trauma, irritation by large fillings, or gum disease.

Root Canal treatment is generally completed in one or two visits. The pulp tissue is accessed by a small hole made in the top of the tooth. The diseased pulp is removed and the empty canals are disinfected and sealed. A crown or permanent filling will be required to complete the process.

A root canal on a tooth is necessary if there is damage to the nerves inside the roots due to trauma, deep cavities, irritation by large fillings, or gum disease. Root canal treatment may be necessary regardless of whether there is pain in a tooth.

Root Canal Therapy

If a cavity forms and is allowed to go untreated for too long, it can penetrate to the root pulp where an infection can occur.
Dental Root Canal Therapy

A portion of your tooth enamel is removed to give access to the root. The diseased root pulp is then removed.

The root is filled with synthetic pulp material and the cavity is filled with an amalgam or a tooth-colored filling material.

Dental Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment is generally completed in one or two appointments. During the treatment the tooth is opened to expose the nerves, the nerve is then removed and the space it occupied is cleaned and disinfected.

A special filling is then used to replace the missing nerves in order to seal and prevent future infection of the roots.

Dental Root Canal Therapy

Since a great deal of tooth needs to be removed in order to gain access to the nerves, a post and buildup is used to replace the missing structure after the root canal is finished.

The tooth is then covered with a crown in order to prevent fracture.

Dental Root Canal Therapy