Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy is a treatment that is sometimes necessary to resolve a toothache or deep decay. Root canal therapy technology has advanced to become predictable and efficient.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure that alleviates severe tooth pain. It is a permanent fix that dentists use to replace the nerves inside a tooth. The space inside the tooth, called the pulp chamber, that goes all the way to the tip is called a "root canal".
Do I Really Need Root Canal Therapy?
There are some good reasons to consider root canal therapy. You might be a good candidate if any of the following apply to you.
- Tooth decay invades the tooth, and penetrates through the enamel and then to the dentin in to the pulp.
- Your tooth has become abscessed/infected from decay.
- If tooth trauma, such as a chipped or a broken tooth, happens and results in the exposure of a nerve.
- Your tooth is slowly dying, due to aging or past trauma that might not have needed treatment at the time of the injury.