Root Canal Therapy

Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of 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 tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth.

During the procedure, a hole is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gutta percha point ( a rubber point).  Then a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay or crown is placed on the tooth to strengthen it and prevent fracture of the tooth.