When the core of your tooth-- referred to as "the pulp"-- becomes infected or inflamed, we perform root canal therapy to treat it. Left unattended, an infected pulp can cause loss of teeth, pain, swelling, or an abscess. Undergoing root canal therapy is a necessary step for infection, and it's the best option for avoiding teeth extraction. Root canal therapy maintains your natural tooth without the need for dentures or implants as a replacement, leaving you looking and feeling normal.
The process of a root canal involves little to no pain because of local anesthesia, and it takes us a couple of visits to ensure that your teeth are healed properly and the infection removed completely.