Root Canal Therapy
Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp that extends down to the tooth’s root. This provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves. When bacteria enters the pulp from a cavity or crack, the resulting infection can cause the tooth’s nerves to die. Root canals are designed to save these damaged teeth.
During the procedure, an opening is made into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber where the diseased pulp is removed. The root canal space is then filled. This often takes just one visit. In some cases to prevent fracture of the tooth, a porcelain crown/inlay/onlay is necessary to permanently seal the tooth.