Root Canals

A Root Canal is needed when the pulp of the tooth, where the blood and nerve supply of the tooth is, becomes infected or decay has reached the canal, soon to cause infection. A Root Canal removes the infected or inflamed pulp, replacing it with a material known as gutta-percha, and seals the tooth with filling material.

Once a Root Canal is completed, a crown is needed to protect the tooth, as it can become brittle over time from the loss of the blood and nerve supply.  This brings the tooth back to full function and prevents the need of an extraction.