Why You May Need a Root Canal
If the pulp layer inside the tooth has become infected, you may need a root canal to prevent the infection from spreading. An infection can lead to tooth loss, so root canal therapy can be an effective way to save the natural tooth structure. We can restore your smile and clear your mouth of infection with root canal therapy and laser gum disease treatment, if necessary. If you are experiencing any type of pain or irritation because of an infected tooth, root canal therapy may be right for you.
How a Root Canal is Performed
The goal of root canal therapy is to remove the infection in the pulp layer of the tooth so that we can preserve the natural tooth structure. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and we make sure you are completely comfortable during treatment. Once the infected tissue is removed, we will fill the canals with a permanent material, seal this with a filling, and then cement everything in place with a custom crown. This process helps us rebuild the tooth structure and strengthens the natural tooth. You can enjoy lasting results as long as you maintain good oral health.