How a root canal is performed
Root canal therapy (endodontic therapy) A tooth that has been severely damaged or infected may be at risk for extraction. However, in some instances, Drs. Shiva Soleimani and Jesus Rojas may be able to save the tooth with a procedure known as a root canal, or “endodontic therapy.” During this surgical procedure, the dentist will access the inner channels of the tooth, remove the dental pulp, disinfect the inner areas of the tooth, and then fill it with a material called gutta-percha.
A dental crown may often be placed to protect the tooth from further damage. This is an excellent way of saving a tooth while addressing the problem directly, thus eliminating the need to extract a permanent tooth.