Root Canal Treatment

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime.  Years ago, diseased or injured teeth were often removed.  Fortunately, today, an injured or infected tooth can often be saved through root canal treatment. In this procedure, the damaged nerve is removed from inside the tooth and replaced with a bio-compatible material.   Root canal treatment may be necessary when a tooth becomes fractured or infected. When the root canal treatment has been completed, the tooth will need to be restored with a crown or a filling.

"Everything we do is about precision."

While this motto applies to all facets of Dentistry for Life’s practice; it is definitely true with root canal treatment. No patient eagerly undergoes root canal treatment. There is often concern about an extensive treatment plan, multiple office visits, cost, and pain. The Dentistry for Life team does precisely what is needed to maintain the health of the tooth while relieving the patient’s anxieties and pain. It is a delicate balance that Dentistry for Life works daily to maintain.

Situations where Root Canal Treatment may be needed

A severely decayed tooth, a tooth that has undergone repeated dental work, a cracked tooth, and facial trauma are some of the reasons why root canal treatment may be necessary. If a patient experiences prolonged sensitivity to cold or heat, discoloration or darkening of the tooth, swelling of the gums, or a severe toothache, he or she may require root canal treatment.