What is a root canal?
Root Canal Therapy is necessary when the nerve of a tooth is infected or dies. After you are completely numb, an opening is made through the top of your tooth to access the nerve(s). We use small dental files to clean out the infected tissue, then form and enlarge the canals to hold the plastic filling material. We may take x-rays during the procedure to check measurements. Once the canals are cleaned out and filled, we will place a temporary filling material in the access opening of the tooth until your permanent restoration is placed.