Root Canals

A root canal is needed to save a tooth when decay or a fracture has entered into the center of the tooth where the nerve and blood supply reside. By removing the damaged internal tissues and placing a biocompatible filling in the root of the tooth, root canals prevent pain, swelling, and tooth loss. After a root canal, a non-vital tooth will become more brittle over time and most often needs the coverage of a crown to protect it from further breakdown. We offer endodontic services at our practice on most teeth. In the event we can’t, we are happy to provide a referral to a local endodontist and we will treat the tooth with the appropriate restorative material once the root canal has been completed.