Our dental office staffs two endodontics, Dr. Michael Sherman and Dr. James Morris, who provide expert treatment for root canal therapy. This procedure offers relief for patients who have diseased or decayed teeth that require specialized treatment. Root canal therapy tries to preserve these teeth to avoid extraction.
All teeth are made up of a soft inner core called the pulp and an outer structure. Root canal therapy is necessary when the pulp of the tooth is damaged. Typically, the tooth would have to be removed, but our endodontists can remove the diseased pulp and preserve the outside layer of the tooth. Then we set a dental crown over your tooth and make sure that your smile looks natural. Root canal therapy avoids the need for tooth extraction, relieves your oral pain, and protects your gums, jawbone, and other teeth.