Once upon a time, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you would have probably lost that tooth.
Today, with a routine dental procedure called a root canal therapy you may save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If not removed, your tooth gets infected and there is a risk of losing it
Root canal treatment involves removal of the pulp; the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. A crown is usually placed over the tooth to help make it stronger.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one two visits.
Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!
If necessary (due to the complexity of the tooth in question) a referral may be recommended to a specialist dentist (endodontic). Our experience in providing root canal treatment means that referral is usually not required.
Please feel free to contact us about any aspect of dental care