Root Canals

Also known as endodontic therapy, root canals treat teeth with decay reaching all the way to the pulp of the tooth. Another reason for root canal therapy is when trauma or deep restoration causes nerve damage to the tooth. The infected pulp requires immediate attention to avoid further damage to the mouth and to the entire immune system. During a root canal, the dental professional cleans out the infected tooth pulp and disinfects tooth canals before applying a filling and/or crown to prevent further infection and to restore the tooth’s strength.