At Welcome Smile Dental, we perform root canal therapy to treat the nerve inside the tooth. Unfortunately, teeth are unable to heal themselves, so root canal therapy can be performed to save teeth that are diseased, infected, fractured, or have become non-vital over time. Performing a root canal thereby reduces the need for extracting the affected teeth.
Without Root Canal Therapy, the tooth or teeth in question may need to be extracted. Extracting a tooth to avoid Root Canal Treatment isn’t always an easy fix. The cost and time necessary to replace a missing tooth outweigh the related complications versus completing a Root Canal.