When a tooth is causing constant pain or has long lasting sensitivity to cold or sweets there is a good chance you are in need of a root canal. Every tooth has one or more root canals that lead to a pulp chamber, together they supply blood, nutrients, and contain the nerve of the tooth. When infection from a cavity reaches the pulp chamber it enters the root canals, allows the infection to spread rapidly, and causes extreme pain.
The goal of a root canal is to clean out the pulp chamber and the root canals from all infection and then seal the canals so the infection does not reoccur. After a root canal a large portion of the tooth structure is usually lost due to decay, and in most instances will require a crown. The combination of treatments leaves you with a new healthy tooth, that has the potential to last a lifetime. We use the latest techniques in order to make your root canal painless and stress free.