Root Canal Therapy

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is a procedure that is used to repair and to save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

When nerve tissue or pulp is damaged, it breaks down and bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other decayed debris can cause an infection or abscessed tooth. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that forms at the end of the roots of the tooth. An abscess occurs when the infection spreads all the way past the ends of the roots of the tooth.

A tooth's nerve is not vitally important to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory – to provide the sensation of hot or cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.

Root Canal Therapy in Less than an Hour

We can usually complete a root canal in less than an hour.

Our root canals are very comfortable due to the use of local anesthetic and rotary instruments. A rotary instrument is a handpiece which allows us to clean and shape the canals faster than using hand files.

We also use biocompatible cement inside the tooth.

Root Canal Therapy Testimonial!

“When I found out I needed a root canal I was a bit nervous, but to my surprise, the treatment was virtually painless and completed in a very short amount of time. I was immediately impressed with both the advanced technology used, and the caring and professional approach of Dr. Rossetti and his team. The high quality dental care and attentiveness to the comfort of the patient greatly exceeded my expectations. Thank you!” — Katherine

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