Root canal Treatment is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed. The resulting space is than filled with medicated dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function in order to prevent deterioration.
Reasons For Root Canal Therapy:
- Infection or abscesses have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
- Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
- Injury or trauma to the tooth causing damage to the pulp.
How are dental root canals performed?
During root canal treatment, Our Dr’s carefully remove the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space. Depending on the recommended treatment root canal therapy can be completed in a sequence of appointments and post-operative visits. A temporary filling is placed to close the opening and restore it to natural shape. You must return back to our office to have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function. Crowns are most common since the root canal procedure weakens the tooth.
Call us now to schedule your free consultation or any questions you may have about Root Canal Therapy. Our doctors are performing Root canal treatment successfully in Whitehall PA 18052 since last 10 years.