Root Canals

Root canal therapy restores and saves an average of 17 million teeth each year. A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to remove diseased pulp tissue from the interior of a tooth. It involves tooth disinfection and the removal of all debris (nerve tissue, lymph tissue, blood tissue, bacteria and infection) from the coronal pulp chamber and its associated canals. Once an affected tooth’s canals are sufficiently cleansed and shaped, they are filled with materials designed to prevent pain and infection from recurring.