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Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)

Root Canal therapy (Endodontics) treats disorders of the nerve (pulp) of the tooth. It used to be that a tooth with a diseased or infected nerve had to be removed. However this is not true in 95 percent (95%) of these cases today.

We believe in saving teeth (instead of removing them) and we will make every effort to save yours!

Here is how your teeth can be saved with endodontic treatment. First, the tooth may be isolated with a piece of rubber dam. This confines the treatment area and protects the mouth from bacteria and chemical agents. An opening is made through the crown into the pulp. We then remove the diseased pulp. A temporary filling is placed in the opening of the tooth until the next visit. At the next appointment we sterilize the inside of the tooth, to remove the bacteria. Throughout the root canal procedure we take X-rays to ensure that all of the infected pulp is removed and that the walls inside the canal are smooth. Finally, the root canal and pulp chamber are permanently filled and sealed. In 95% of cases the endodontically treated tooth then needs a crown

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