Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy. Endodontics is a field of dental specialty which focuses on treatment of the tooth pulp and nerves. The tooth pulp is the innermost layer of the tooth, and consists of the living tissue and cells that house the nerves and blood vessels that keep your teeth alive and healthy.
When your tooth pulp is injured or diseased, it often results in significant pain and tooth sensitivity, and if left untreated can cause your tooth to die and require an extraction. The ultimate goal of endodontics is to save your teeth and prevent them from needing to be removed from your mouth. Our dentist may recommend a root canal treatment if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth. When you receive a root canal, our skilled dentist will remove the infected and injured tissue from within the tooth, clean it, and fill it with a medicated material. The tooth will then be sealed to help prevent future infection, and capped with a dental crown to restore its shape, structure, and appearance. Most root canals can be completed in 1-2 visits to Exceptional Dentistry.
Historically, root canal treatment has a reputation of being very painful. However, thanks to advances in dentistry and dental technology, Exceptional Dentistry can now provide you with a more comfortable experience. We combine experience and skill with advanced treatment techniques, state-of-the-art tools and technology, and local anesthesia to minimize your discomfort and pain and help you receive your treatment with greater ease.
We invite you to contact Exceptional Dentistry today for more information about root canal treatment and to schedule an appointment with our caring dentist. We are committed to helping you get your smile back on track.