Root Canal Therapy

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 and become infected, often leading to an abscessed tooth.  This is usually associated with pain, often severe pain.  Endodontic treatment (root canal) is performed to remove the diseased tooth nerve tissue and 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 the tooth structure and provide strength for chewing.