Root Canals

By: Renaissance Dentistry  07/09/2016
Keywords: Root Canal

The most common reason a root canal is indicated for a patient is when dental decay extends to the nerve of the tooth. This may present itself with or without pain. In either case, a root canal is critcal in order to stop the progression of infection. A root canal is performed by accessing and cleaning out the nerve from the pulp chamber and sealing it to prevent further infection. A crown is then placed to protect the remaining tooth structure. Unfortunatly, once diagnosed, there are no alternative treatments to a root canal other than extracting the tooth, which we do not recommend if at all possible. ​ Root canals can also be indicated when there has been trauma or root resorption. Dr. Hansen is skilled in performing root canals on most teeth.

Keywords: Root Canal

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