Root canal treatment (endodontics) is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. During a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp (nerve) is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
There’s no need to be worried if you need a root canal to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Many teeth are treated and saved this way, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.
Our office works closely with endodontic specialists in addition to providing endodontic care for our patients.