Endodontics

Root Canal Therapy or Endodontics is performed when the inner wall of the tooth has become infected or damaged. This infection could have occurred for several different reasons such as a crack or chip on that tooth, internal or deep decay or even an issue with the crown. The tricky thing is, there can be situations where the outside of the tooth looks healthy while the damage is occurring internally.

Root Canal Therapy

Because it’s the inside of your tooth, the root canal system will have also been impacted which is why it is commonly referred to as Root Canal Therapy. Once your dentist can remove the infected pulp, there in an additional process of cleaning the root canal system and completely sealing it to prevent further damage from occurring.

Root canal therapy is the perfect way to look after any internal problems within your teeth. It helps to protect your tooth from further damage, allow for normal biting and chewing and can even prevent damage to surrounding teeth by removing the infection that currently exists. A procedure like this can also helps to prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth's pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This procedure seals off the root canal.

Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost