The idea of getting a root canal can be intimidating. At Professional Endodontics we go out of our way to ensure we have a safe, easy environment that our patients appreciate. Contemporary advances in technology make it easier to save teeth that have suffered damage to the soft tissue within the roots of the tooth.
Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary when a cavity is allowed, through neglect, to reach all the way to this pulp.
With proper care, a tooth that has had endodontic treatment will last as long has your natural teeth. As sometimes happens with any dental or medical procedure, a tooth may not heal as expected after initial treatment.
There are many surgical procedures that can be used to save a tooth, the most common is called apicoectomy or root-end resection.
Cracked teeth may be the source of many types of problems, including pain when chewing, temperature sensiticity, or the release of bitign pressure.