It is no longer necessary to have your tooth extracted due to a toothache in a badly decayed tooth. Many years ago, in this type situation, the tooth would have had to been removed. Modern dentistry now allows us to get such a tooth comfortably with a root canal procedure. The tooth would then need a crown or onlay to restore it and prevent it from breaking apart. With the help of modern anesthetic technologies, root canals can be accomplished absolutely pain free! We are able to complete most root canals in one 60 – 90 minute appointment.
Using some advanced techniques, utilizing cavity detector and special bonding agents, often times we are able to avoid a root canal. Especially if we get into the nerve upon removing the last amount of decay and the tissue is still healthy.