Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Years ago, diseased or injured teeth were often pulled. Today, even if the pulp(nerve tissue) inside your tooth is injured or infected, it can be saved with root canal therapy.
The pulp is soft tissue inside your tooth that contains blood vessels and nerves. The most common causes of the pulp becoming diseased are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, large fillings in the past and serious injury/trauma to the tooth. All of these can allow bacteria to enter the nerve of the tooth. This can cause the tissues around the root of the tooth to become infected, sometimes causing pain and swelling. It is then necessary to remove the inflamed, diseased nerve tissue from inside the root canals. If this procedure is ever necessary for your tooth we will be glad to explain in greater detail how the treatment is performed.
We take pride in making every attempt to provide this service comfortably. Your tooth must be very numb to perform root canal therapy. Our doctors will take extra care to ensure you have a good experience with this procedure. Your comfort is our top priority!!