Root Canal Therapy

Each of our teeth contains a long thin canal of dental pulp – which provides the tooth with nutirents and nerves – that extends down to the tooth’s root tip. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves and blood supply die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth will require extraction. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth. It is standard recommendation in posterior teeth that following root canal therapy that the tooth be prepared for full cuspal crown coverage. In many cases the tooth’s root anatomy can be very complex and the need for a referral to an endodontic specialist may be necessary and strongly recommended for treatment success.