ROOT CANAL

THERAPY

 

When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or damaged due to decay or injury, a patient will often feel pain at the site. Root Canal Therapy will allow the tooth to be saved (rather than extracted) and will eliminate the pain and the infection.

Procedure

 

  • The dentist freezes and enters the center of the tooth and removes the infected or damaged nerve with great care.

  • The tooth is then filled with a rubber like biocompatible material called Gutta Percha.

  • A temporary filling is then used to close the tooth.

  • The weakened tooth should then be protected with a crown or other type of restoration.

 

 

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

 

  • Allows the affected tooth to be saved

  • Eliminates pain and infection in the patient