Root Canal Therapy

The purpose of root canal therapy is to correct problems with the dental pulp. Dental pulp is the tissue inside the tooth which contains nerves, connective tissues and blood vessels. Instead of removing teeth with infected nerves, modern dentistry procedures allow the natural tooth to be saved. Root canal therapy begins with the removal of the top of the tooth which gives access to the dental pulp. The affected pulp is removed and the surrounding area is carefully cleaned to provide a clean and bondable surface for permanent dental filling. After the tooth is filled, a dental crown is placed to preserve and protect the tooth. Multiple visits are required for root canal therapy.