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Root Canals

The root canals are the parts of the tooth where the pulp containing the nerves and the blood vessels that feed the tooth are found. Root Canal Treatment becomes necessary if an infection of the pulp inside the tooth occurs. If this type of infection spreads, it can affect the bone surrounding the tooth, and cause sever pain, swelling and eventual tooth loss. In Root Canal Treatment, the tooth is anesthetized, and an opening into the chamber is made. Infected tooth pulp is removed, the root canals are cleaned and enlarged, and a filling and sealant is put in the pulp's place. Having a protective crown applied to the tooth afterwards is usually necessary. The effects of the treatment are typically permanent, but the crown or canal filling may eventually need to be replaced.

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 25 Years Experience
  • Gentle, caring and thorough
  • Emergency – Same Day Appointments
  • Wonderful, friendly staff

Tooth Care Tips

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visits to the dentist twice a year, or once every six months for a professional exam and cleaning. Taking care of your teeth is the key to a healthy, beautiful smile. Here are some tips to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

There are four basic steps to caring for teeth and gums:

1. Brushing - Brush at least twice a day. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, especially if the bristles become worn.

2. Flossing - Floss at least once a day. Flossing gets rid of food and plaque between the teeth, where your toothbrush cannot reach.

3. Eating Right - Avoid snacking on sugary foods which can lead to tooth decay.

4. Visiting The Dentist - Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams