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Treatments - Root Canal


Endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal therapy, is necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay, repeated dental procedures on your tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. With proper care, an Endodontically treated tooth will function normally for years to come.


Tooth with a healthy root.


When decay or damage goes untreated it can result in an infection to the pulp chamber of the tooth.


After creating a small opening, very small instruments are used to clean and shape the root canal spaces.


The cleaned spaces are filled with a biocompatible material and specialized cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals.