Description: a root canal is necessary when a tooth has been injured, inflamed or has a cavity that has damaged the tooth's nerve. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. During the root canal your nerve is removed, the canals are cleaned and filled with a rubber like material called gutta percha.
If your tooth is not responsive to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed of alternative treatments.
Office Visit: 1-2 visits. After completion of the root canal, a post is placed and a crown is fabricated & permanantly cemented.