Teeth have canals in their roots that house the nerve and blood vessels. These canals in teeth are called Root Canals. When nerves inside the canals get contaminated, infected, or die, usually due to tooth decay or cracks, the tissues must be removed and cleaned out. Pain and/ or an abscess can present and persist if the diseased tissue is not removed with Root Canal Therapy. Teeth can also suffer from traumatic events and require Root Canal Therapy to remove the damaged or dying nerves.
Root Canal Therapies are extremely common and usually painless procedures that our dentists may recommend as an alternative to extractions. They are predictable, and offer patients a way to save their teeth.