Root Canal Therapy

Why is a Root Canal needed?

A root canal is needed when damage occurs to a tooth’s pulp. This can happen due to trauma or severe tooth decay. A root canal can be an effective alternative to tooth extraction and help eliminate tooth pain. During the treatment, the infected nerve tissues are removed and thoroughly irrigated, and the cleaned nerve space is then sealed with biocompatible material.

What is needed after a Root Canal?

After a root canal, we often recommend to have a crown placed over the tooth as this will improve its strength and retain its function. This is especially helpful if extensive tooth decay was present previously, leaving a thin shell of sound tooth structure.

At Just Smiles, we will work to ensure each appointment is as comfortable as possible for you. We strongly believe in practicing gentle dentistry.