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We offer our patients the latest in root canal therapy. When the damage goes beyond what can be treated with a filling, we can perform a root canal to preserve the tooth and retain its original integrity. A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthened filler.

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• Inflamed/infected tooth

• Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth

• Severe sensitivity to hot and/or cold elements

• Tooth decay

• Cracked or broken tooth

• Blow to the tooth

• Repeat dental procedures on a single tooth

 

When left untreated, these problems can lead to severe tooth pain and may cause extensive damage to the tooth structure and possible tooth extraction.

Problems That May Require a Root Canal

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• Numbing of the area and gas is available if needed

• A dental dam is used to isolate the tooth

• The tooth is opened to allow for removal of infected or dead tooth pulp

• With special tools, the canal is cleaned and reshaped

• The tooth is filled with biocompatible filling material

• A temporary filling is used over the access opening

• Waiting a month, you will return for the placement of a permanent restoration

 

Most of the time, a tooth requires a crown after a root canal has been performed. A root canal removes the nerve and the tooth has no blood supply anymore. It needs a crown to avoid the tooth from breaking down.

Steps of a Root Canal

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