Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy (a “root canal”) is a common way to rid people of a toothache. The most common indication for a root canal is an inflamed, diseased nerve.
Root Canal Procedure
Inflamed or diseased nerves often occur when a cavity is left untreated for a period of time. The decay will grow deeper and spread to the soft tissue inside the tooth we call the nerve. This can create sensitivity to cold and even extreme pain.
Dr. Fienman will clean out the infected tissue inside the tooth, disinfect the root canal, and seal it. This common dental procedure allows us to save your tooth.
You will be numb for the procedure just like for filings. You should feel much better after your procedure, as the toothache from the infected or inflamed tooth will be eliminated. After most root canal procedures, we must place a crown on the tooth to strengthen it and allow it to stand up to years of chewing.