Endodontics, or root canals, can help save infected teeth. This procedure essentially saves the tooth from the inside by removing dead tissue and harmful bacteria from the root of the tooth.
Root canals are reserved for extreme cases of infection. This could be from an injury or a long-term untreated cavity. Root canals can be painful, which is why preventative dentistry (brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits) is so important.
A root canal can be used to save a rotting tooth and restore it to its original healthy self. This keeps the tooth looking healthy and natural and reduces strain and pain while biting and chewing. If you have a tooth that you believe is rotting or decaying, contact us immediately. Together we will be able to decide if a root canal is the best option for you.