Root canal therapy allows us to save teeth that would normally require extraction. In every tooth, there is a pulp chamber made up of living connective tissue. The nerves in your teeth travel to the pulp chamber up tiny passages in your roots. These passages are called canals, and when an infection in the pulp chamber reaches these canals, it can cause a severe, chronic toothache and other serious health problems. Root canal therapy allows us to clean the infection out of your tooth and preserve your remaining tooth structure. Benefits of a root canal include:
During a root canal procedure, your dentist will remove the infected tissue from your tooth, and clean out any trace of the infection. Your tooth will be sanitized and treated with a special medication to get rid of any lingering bacteria. Once the infection has been completely removed, and your tooth has been treated, Dr. Israelson will restore your tooth with a beautiful, porcelain crown. Your crown will restore your tooth structure and protect your tooth from future infection. After your crown is placed, you’ll be able to feel comfortable again and experience restored oral health.