A root canal is a procedure where the nerve of a tooth is removed because of infection, pain, decay, fracture, or abscess on a tooth. The goal of root canal therapy is to preserve the tooth in order to avoid extraction and more costly replacement alternatives.

Root canals have been stigmatized by the fact that historically the procedure was done over a number of very painful appointments. However, it is now possible to do a root canal in less than an hour with virtually no pain or discomfort. Most root canals generally require a crown after completion.

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I’d Rather Have a Root Canal…”

A common misconception is demystified. Get the real story about this much-maligned procedure that eases pain, rather than causes it.

Root Canal Treatment For Children’s Teeth

You may think that if a baby tooth comes out prematurely, it’s no great loss; after all, it was going to fall out anyway, right? Wrong! Primary teeth serve as important guides for the permanent teeth that will replace them. Young children can lose primary (baby) teeth when the pulp, the living tissue inside a tooth, becomes infected as a result of decay or trauma. Losing baby teeth prematurely can allow bite problems to develop. Root canal treatment for children can prevent this. Learn what to look for in your child and what can be done to save baby teeth until they are ready to be lost naturally.

Trauma & Nerve Damage to Teeth

Answers to treatment of specific dental injuries – not only do injuries and their treatment vary, but they are also influenced by the type of tooth, whether baby or adult teeth and their stage of growth and development. From chipped to fractured teeth, modern dentistry’s answers are here and now.

Tooth Pain? Don’t Wait!

Pain is a protective response that ranges from minor sensitivity to severe pain and informs the body that something is wrong. As for tooth pain, it is caused by a reaction of the nerves inside a tooth’s pulp chamber with the severity dependent upon the type and degree of the stimulus.

Common Concerns About Root Canal Treatments

Getting to the “root” of the problem. Get the real story about this much-maligned procedure that eases pain, rather than causes it.

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