Root Canal Therapy
The words “root canal” usually make people uncomfortable, let alone the procedure. But the dentists at Family Dental Centres understand your anxiety about this sometimes-necessary dental procedure, so we do everything possible to alleviate your fears and discomfort.
Dental pulp, found in the center of each tooth, contains a nerve which extends from the tooth’s root to bring vital nutrients to the tooth. If a tooth’s pulp is injured, damaged, or infected, the nerve within the pulp will die. Unless endodontic treatment (a root canal) is performed, the tooth may die as well.
In many cases, root canal therapy (removal of the nerve tissue in the tooth) can save damaged teeth by preserving the tooth in the mouth. After the root canal is successfully completed, restoring the tooth with a crown is usually recommended to preserve and strengthen the tooth structure.