Root Canal Therapy
Under normal circumstances, every natural tooth contains a dental pulp, frequently referred to as the "nerve" of the tooth. The dental pulp consists of nerves and blood vessels.
If the dental pulp is comprised by trauma, inflammation or infection, it must be removed to avoid pain and infection of the surrounding bone area. This treatment generally consists of 3-4 visits and has an average success rate of 90-95% depending on each individual case.
Once the treatment is completed a permanent filling will be used to restore the tooth, however root canal treated tooth are more brittle due to the loss of blood supply. A crown is recommended 6 - 12 months after the treatment is completed to protect the overall tooth structure.