Root Canals

Root canal therapy is a procedure used to save infected or severely damaged teeth. Teeth that need root canals may not have any symptoms at all, or may cause severe pain. Once teeth reach this stage, the only other option is to have the tooth removed. Dr. Hill has been trained to provide the most gentle root canal therapy available. The procedure itself and the associated recovery time are often very similar to getting a filling or a crown. The procedure involves removing the soft insides of the tooth, called pulp, and any other infected or damaged parts. The empty space left behind by this removal is then filled with a plant-based product called gutta percha coupled with a biocompatible sealer. The end result is pain relief and the opportunity to keep the tooth for many more years. Root canals can take one or more visits, depending upon the extent of the infection or damage. Contact us today for a consultation!