Root Canal Therapy

Each of our teeth contains a dental pulp—which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves—that extends down to the tooth’s root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the infection will spread outside of the tooth. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth by removing the dead, infected pulp tissue and filling in the resulting space.

During the procedure, the pulp chamber is accessed through the top of the tooth, the diseased pulp is removed, the space the pulp occupied is filled, and the tooth is sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay or crown.