Root Canal Therapy
In the roots of a tooth are small canals contain the dental pulp, which sometimes becomes infected and inflamed. This infection is usually due to tooth decay or tooth fractures that give bacteria and other microorganisms access to the pulp of the root canals. In these cases, the infected tissue must be removed by a procedure known as endodontic therapy, commonly called a root canal. A tooth that has had a root canal procedure is usually stabilized and can be crowned, saving the tooth.
Root canal is a term that produces fear in many people. Through sensitive administration of anesthetics and skill, Drs. Krochak and Perlman are committed to making root canals completely painless during and after the procedure.