What is a Root Canal?

Root Canal

Inside of our teeth is connective tissue and cells called odontoblasts—or tooth pulp. This pulp has the potential of becoming infected or abscessed due to extensive dental procedures, a chip or crack in the tooth, facial trauma, larger fillings, or deep decay. If you experience issues like this, we might recommend a root canal treatment.

Root canal therapy is a fairly simple procedure that can be completed in one appointment. Essentially, our dentists will remove the decayed pulp from within your tooth, clean and disinfect the area, and reshape the root canals. Finally, we will place a filling in the tooth to prevent further decay. Sometimes, if the tooth is severely damaged by the decay, we will fit it with a crown for long-term protection.

Patient Testimonial

Loved it is an understatement. I have been going here for at least 10+years. Have had multiple root canals, fillings, crowns, you name it and I have had it done. I have always been extremely happy every time I walk out that door. Most recently was in an accident that involved splitting my front tooth in half and Dr. Egbert did an amazing job at putting me back together. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. I love them all!

Heather P.