Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, Dr. Balasco will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and seal it with endodontic filling material. He will then place a temporary restoration within the tooth to protect it until you return to your general dentist for permanent restoration. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
In the past, root canal treatment had a reputation for being an uncomfortable procedure. In reality, however, root canal treatment can now be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Dr. Balasco, along with our entire dental team, works hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.