Your teeth are held in place by roots that go into the jaw. However, if you have a cavity that’s deep enough to breach the inner layer of your tooth (pulp), you may need an emergency root canal.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
Each tooth has between one and four root canals. Once a cavity is allowed to infect dental pulp, it can spread to the root canals. Root canals are also vulnerable to traumatic injuries to the face. Fortunately, our root canal dentist is able to remove infection from your tooth and root canals so you can avoid extraction.
What to Expect
During root canal therapy, our dentist drills a hole through the top of your tooth so he can reach the innermost chamber. Our dentist then removes diseased dental pulp, sanitizes the inside of your tooth, and reshapes root canals. He then fills the root canals and tooth with an elastic material. Once your tooth is ready, our root canal dentist will place a temporary filling until a permanent crown can be placed.