When a tooth decays or fractures into the nerve chamber, a Root Canal may be the treatment of choice to save the tooth. The doctors at Surprise Dental and Denture are apprised to all the latest research on this procedure and will direct you to the best treatment options.
The main reason Root Canals are necessary is that the tiny canals within a tooth that is broken or decayed can become infected and diseased leading to an abscess. Many times a Root Canal procedure is recommended before the infection causes pain or has destroyed too much of the tooth’s bone support. When the infection has proceeded far enough into the jaw bone the tooth will begin to ache. If you have a tooth ache call our office immediately. During a Root Canal procedure the infected nerve tissue is removed with tiny instruments called files. The canals are then filled and the tooth receives either a filling or a crown to add strength. A crown is the most likely restoration needed after a Root Canal procedure. The procedure itself takes one to two visits. In the past, it used to be that such a tooth had to be removed. However, majority of these teeth can now be treated successfully.