Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is prescribed to save a tooth whose nerve chamber has been injured or infected with decay. A healthy tooth may have one or more root chambers, or canals, that extend all the way to the jaw. Within the canal is a living pulp of blood vessels and nerves that feed the tooth and keep it healthy. Deep tooth decay or injury can cause damage resulting in infection within the canal. Using various instruments, the chamber is cleaned of the infected tissue and sealed with a moisture resistant material. Although most root canal therapy is performed by a dentist at our office, the more difficult cases are referred to an endodontist, a dentist who specializes in treating infected root canals of the teeth. Quite often, the dentist will prescribe a crown to complete the procedure and to further seal the tooth.
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