Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy is the process of removing portions of tissues called the dental pulp. The dental pulp consists of the nerve and blood vessel. The dental pulp is located inside the crown of the tooth and down the center of the root (the root canal). After the tooth dies or becomes infected, causing an abscess, the pulp tissue should be removed via root canal therapy. The outer portions of the tooth and root are left completely intact. Infections in the pulp chamber cause severe and debilitating pain. A course of antibiotics may be necessary to help reduce the infection, before root canal therapy can be initiated. Once the infection is under control, the root canal procedure is painless and involves reshaping and sterilizing the pulp chamber and internal canal. A permanent filling is placed inside the tooth and a crown is needed to strengthen the outside of the tooth.
We provide extraction services for primary teeth, wisdom teeth (erupted and impacted), removal of teeth for orthodontics, and removal of any decayed, fractured or un-restorable teeth or roots. Whether a single tooth or many teeth are extracted, there are many tooth replacement options. Missing teeth should be replaced to restore natural form and function and to prevent the shifting and collapsing of the dental arch.