Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment for root canals that involve removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth.
This treatment involves Scaling and Root planning, which includes detailed scaling of the root surface to decrease inflammation of the gum tissue.
Using a small camera, we are able to take pictures inside a patient’s mouth to identify areas of interest or where special attention needs to be made.
For some patients, a visit to the dentist can be a cause of anxiety, or in some extreme cases, fear. We offer “Nitrous Oxide Sedation” which produces a relaxed, euphoric feeling for patients to help ease their anxiety and make dental care more comfortable.