Root Canal Procedure
A root canal procedure is the standard of care to repair and restore teeth that have been severely damaged by dental decay or trauma, and have become infected. During a root canal procedure, the decay and nerve of the tooth are removed and a filling material is placed inside the root to restore it to form and function. Without treatment, the tooth may develop large abscesses and ultimately the tooth may have to be removed.
Depending on the location of the tooth, a specialist called an endodontist may perform the root canals. After root canal treatment, a crown may be recommended and this procedure will be done at our office.