If a tooth’s root is damaged or infected, a root canal can help save a tooth from the need for extraction. Root canals (endodontic treatments) save millions of teeth every year. Root canals involve the removal of the nerve and pulp from inside of the tooth, preserving the exterior and natural surface. Afterward, the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Root canals can relieve considerable pain, while offering a safe and effective alternative to extraction or dentures.
As Dr. Yang and Dr. Jeng reassure patients, the dreaded root canal is not much more complicated that a filling and takes no more than one or two appointments to complete, depending on the condition of the tooth and the patient’s general health. Dr. Yang and Dr. Jeng make a root canal a comfortable experience that ends pain, restores efficient biting and chewing, and looks as natural as the surrounding teeth.