Root Canals

To determine if your tooth has an infected nerve, we do a thorough examination. The exam often includes x-rays and a series of gentle tests to diagnose the condition of the nerve.

If we determine that you have an infected tooth, we talk with you about root canal therapy to remove the infection and save the tooth. It is important to treat an infected tooth in order to prevent the infection from traveling through the root tips and causing a painful abscess in the jawbone, which can sometimes be fatal.