Protecting your teeth from painful decay with general dentistry is our job at Meridian Campus Family Dental. We hope to help all our patients enjoy the benefits of excellent oral health, including a beautiful, pain-free smile. Yet there are times that a tooth has already been compromised to the point that root canal therapy is needed to save the tooth. When that is the case, we make the procedure as painless and quick as possible for our patients with our gentle care in our comfortable office.
Root canal therapy is used to remove the nerve root from a tooth that has been damaged or decayed to the point where the nerve is exposed, usually causing pain. This can occur in teeth where the decay has burrowed through outer enamel and dentin, reaching the core of the tooth. It can also be needed when a tooth has a severe crack or other damage that is exposing the nerve. Once the nerve root is removed, the tooth is filled and covered with a dental crown. This is often the only option to save the tooth from extraction.