The pulp, or soft tissue inside the tooth, is protected by a layer of hard tissue called dentin which is itself covered by a layer of enamel. Root canal treatment is necessary once the pulp becomes inflamed or infected.
Endodontic procedures are performed to relieve this very pain. With profound anesthesia and the latest techniques available today, a root canal is very comfortable and is usually rendered in a single visit depending on the level of infection.
This treatment is a safe and effective means of saving the original damaged tooth. Our office uses specialists to treat root canals, do apical surgery, and post and core restorations prior to crown placement.