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.
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