Non-Surgical Root Canal

A root canal, or root canal therapy, is a dental procedure for saving a tooth that has a severe infection.

Why would someone need a root canal?

Root canal therapy may be recommended for you if you have tooth decay that has reached the inner layer of the tooth, the root pulp, which contains the nerves and blood vessels of the tooth.

It’s very important to address this infection, as it can result in an abscess that can be painful and cause damage to the surrounding teeth, gums, and underlying bone.

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What does a root canal involve?

Your root canal may take more than one visit to our office to complete.

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Dr. Williams will first need to take X-rays in order to get the best picture of what’s happening with your tooth, its root, and surrounding bone tissue.

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For the procedure itself, the tooth and surrounding area will be numbed so that you will not experience much, if any, discomfort.

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When the infected tissue is completely removed, the tooth will then be filled with a material called gutta-percha which will prevent bacteria or further infection from entering the tooth.

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Your tooth will then be closed up with a dental filling. As your tooth may have been weakened by the decay and damage, Dr. Williams may recommend placing a crown on the tooth in order to restore some of the structural integrity that was lost.

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