A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed – over 15 million every year. This simple treatment can save
your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the
pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the
infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the
diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually
involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type
of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is
unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.
We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide oral conscious sedation if indicated.