Over time teeth atrophy, meaning they can decay, break, and crack. The best treatment for a badly decayed or broken tooth is often a root canal. This procedure salvages the natural tooth instead of replacing it with a dental implant. Root canals are a long-term and potentially permanent treatment for atrophied teeth.
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A root canal involves the gentle removal of a tooth’s nerve tissue and the sealing of surrounding canals with a special rubberlike material. Following root canal therapy, the tooth will no longer be able to feel temperature or pain but will maintain normal biting power and sensation.
In the past, root canals have been quite painful but with new advances is no more uncomfortable than a regular filling
Following treatment, you may require a dental crown so that the tooth does not fracture again. A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy may be more susceptible to cracking because it becomes more brittle.
Most of our treatments are covered by a majority of insurance companies. For a more detailed explanation of your coverage please call your service provider.