Root Canal Treatment.
Root Canal Treatment
When a healthy tooth becomes infected or inflamed a root canal may be needed. A tooth may become infected or inflamed due to, deep cavities, cracks, grinding your teeth, severely worn teeth, and trauma such as getting hit in the mouth during sports. During a Root Canal we removed the pulp, nerves, and blood supply. The inside portion of the tooth is shaped, cleaned, and filled with an inert rubber like material called 'gutta percha.' Usually after a root canal the tooth will also need a crown (cap) placed over the top to make it strong again.