Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to
require extraction, which can cause a lot of problems and should
be avoided whenever possible. The good news is that we are well
experienced in advanced root canal therapy.
A root canal is a procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp
chamber of a tooth and filling it with a filling material. This
is often necessary when dental decay reaches the nerve of the
tooth (or the tooth has become infected), and a simple filling
will not be suitable.
In the not too distant past, the situation mentioned above would
have required the tooth to be extracted. When dentists started
performing root canals, they were quite painful, and the root
canal has received a reputation as something to be avoided.
However, with modern anesthetics and technology, the root canals
we can perform in our practice are tolerable and sometimes even