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Office Hours

Mon. 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues. 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wed. 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thurs. 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri. 8:00am - 2:30pm
Sat. 9:00am - 2:00pm (once a month)

Root Canals

In the past, injured or diseased teeth frequently had to be removed. Today, they often can be saved through endodontic treatment or root canal therapy.

A root canal treatment generally involves the removal and replacement of a tooth’s pulp. The pulp is soft tissue containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue.

If the pulp becomes damaged through injury or disease and cannot repair itself, bacteria and their products can leak into the pulp and cause the pulp to die. If a root canal procedure is not performed, an abscess can form at the tip of the root and cause considerable pain. Without treatment, the tooth may have to be extracted.

Root-filled teeth are weaker and more brittle than live teeth. For this reason it is often advisable to restore the root-filled tooth with a crown or onlay to reinforce the tooth.