Root canals can save a tooth from extraction. It is now proven that removing a tooth should be avoided, as it can cause other dental problems later on. A root canal is performed when a tooth has infected or damaged roots.
During this therapy, the interior pulp of the tooth is taken out and a special filling material is packed in its place. Sometimes for added strength, a crown is placed over the tooth. With today's techniques and advanced anesthetics, patients find this procedure quite manageable. Our doctors are very experienced in this therapy, providing successful results for our patients.
Drew Fairweather, DMD, Michael H. Dodd, DMD
21 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807