Root canals and their associated pulp chamber are the physical hollows within a tooth that are naturally inhabited by nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellular entities.
During endodontic therapy, the diseased or injured tissue is removed from the inside of the tooth and the “canals” in the roots are reshaped, sterilized, and filled with an inert filling material.
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When you have an endodontic problem, the affected tooth might have:
If you are experiencing tooth ache or tooth pain, give our office a call and we will get you seen as soon as possible.
Dental emergencies and toothaches can be a sign of needing a root canal.
Years ago when a tooth was diseased or injured the tooth was frequently removed. Today these teeth can be saved through endodontic therapy.
Good news – While the thought of root canal therapy is often met with patient fear, we find that it is most often a relatively painless procedure.
Even more good news – Removing the nerve and decayed tissue has no long term consequences and the tooth’s health and functionality will remain intact.