Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy treats the inside, or pulp, of a tooth that is inflamed or infected. The pulp is a soft area inside the inner chamber of a tooth consisting of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue.
Symptoms of infection can include injury that is visible, swelling, sensitivity to hot and cold, or pain in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact our office for a consultation. Root canal therapy involves cleaning the pulp from the tooth’s inner chamber, followed by disinfection, and obturation of that space with an inert substance. Root Canal Therapy is performed using local anesthesia providing maximum comfort during the procedure. After treatment, we may place a temporary filling to protect your tooth until your final restoration is complete. Frequently antibiotics are used post-operatively to continue patient comfort. Root canal therapy can help preserve your tooth for a lifetime.