Once upon a time, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called root canal therapy, you can save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don’t remove it, your tooth could get infected, and you could lose it. After the dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then a crown (crafted in our in-house dental laboratory) is placed over the tooth to help make it stronger.
Here’s some great news: We won’t have to refer you out to a specialty practice for your treatment. Our Endodontic Specialist will be able to perform your root canal therapy right here at Spodak Dental Group in the comfort and convenience of our own comprehensive facility. Most of the time, it is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!