Root Canal Treatment

  • Inside every tooth is something called the pulp, which simply consists of a nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue.  If a large cavity, deep filling, crack or trauma compromise the pulp it will become inflamed, infected and likely painful.  A root canal is a procedure that removes and cleans the pulp inside a tooth.  A root canal is a procedure to save a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted.  
  • Root canal treatment success is dependent on sealing the tooth and supporting your remaining tooth structure shortly after the root canal is completed.  This is achieved with both a permanent filling/post and crown.  A crown is particularly important on a back tooth to prevent fracture of the root canal treated tooth and to also create a seal to protect the root canal from re-infection.