A procedure that can save your teeth
Endodontic procedures fix problems caused by tooth pup and the tissues that surround the teeth. At Clearbrook Dental Group, we can use root canals to fix these problems.
A root canal is a procedure that is needed when tissue inside of a tooth dies. This can be due to a cracked tooth, a deep cavity or a tooth injury. In having a root canal, patients can save their tooth from having to be removed at a later date when symptoms, such as pain and swelling develop into a larger problem.
After numbing the area around the infected tooth, the dentist disinfects the tooth and has the dead tissue is removed. The tooth will be filled and fixed with a crown.
If left untreated, pus can develop and extend to the jawbone and swelling increases, which not only causes more pain, but can destroy the bone around the tooth.
Even though a tooth is rebuilt, a patient should still brush, floss and visit the dentist regularly to ensure their teeth stay healthy.
Watch the videos below to learn more about root canals:
Root Canal (Direct Post and Core)
Root Canal (Indirect Post and Core)