Root Canal Therapy

Each tooth in our mouth has a central blood, nervous, and lymphatic supply to it to keep it “alive”.  In the event that the blood supply and nerve becomes irreversibly damaged by either a cavity or trauma, bacteria are able to survive within the tooth.  This leads to the common association of a tooth ache or in some case no pain in all but a dental abscess.  The only way to restore the tooth to normal is to remove the damaged nerve and bacteria within the tooth.  Once this is completed, most times a tooth will require a crown to protect it from future damage.