We perform root canal treatments. These procedures are designed to save teeth damaged by injury and/or severe tooth decay.
The procedure is also called root canal therapy or endodontic treatment. The root canal procedure is typically performed in two or more dental appointments (each lasting 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the case). A dentist or an endodontist (a dentist trained in diagnosing and treating internal tooth disorders) can perform the procedure. This treatment today is no more painful than having a filling placed or another type of dental restoration.
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp and its surrounding tissues. The root canal specialist performs a variety of procedures including root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment, treating cracked teeth and treating dental trauma to repair the damage on the root and save it. Most of root canal treatments need to be completed with a crown to avoid the tooth from cracking.