Root Canal Therapy, or Endodontics
Dental pulp, found in the center of the healthytooth, contains a nerve, and a blood vessel which extends from the root to bring vital nutrients to the tooth. If a tooth’s pulp is injured, damaged, or infected, the nerve and blood vessel within the pulp will die, often causing significant pain and, or swelling. canal) . In many cases, root canal therapy (removal of the inflamed or diseased tissue in the tooth) can prevent more significant problems
This treatment option is provided in our office, or at a endodontist's office, depending upon multiple factors.
After the root canal is successfully completed, restoring the tooth with a crown is usually highly recommended to protect the tooth structure and provide additional strength for chewing.