You have been referred to our office for an endodontic evaluation and possible treatment.
Root Canal Treatment
This dental procedure is necessary when the pulp (nerve) of the tooth becomes significantly inflamed or infected. The treatment involves the cleaning, shaping, and sealing of the inside of the tooth. The treatment is usually completed in one visit however, more complex cases may require additional visits.
Root Canal Retreatment
This may be necessary if the existing root canal becomes infected. The root canal can become infected as a result of leaking crowns or fillings, decay or tooth fractures.
This dental procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia. The goal is to remove disease (infection typically), prevent it from recurring and create an environment in which healing can occur.
Traumatic Tooth Injuries
These injuries may cause a loss of blood supply to the nerve tissue of the tooth which would indicate endodontic treatment. Also, an inflammatory process after the injury could effect the heath of the tooth which may suggest endodontic treatment.