Root Canal Treatment
If you ignore tooth pain for too long, you may ultimately need a root canal. A root canal may be needed when the pulp or nerve in a tooth is irritated, infected or irreversibly damaged by decay. If our dentists determine that this is the best option for you, they will clean the tooth inside and out and then seal it. They then place a filling or crown on the tooth.
Root canals generally are completed in one visit but can require more depending on its severity. Your tooth will be numbed and a small protective shield called a rubber dam will be placed over the tooth to isolate it and keep it clean and sterile. We use specialized tools to shape and clean the inside of your tooth. After that cleaning process is complete, the tooth is filled with gutta percha (a rubber based material) and a filling is placed. Our dentists and our specialist believe in supplying pain free treatment. Root canals no longer need to be something to fear.