Endodontics involves the study and treatment of the dental pulp, the soft, innermost tissue of the tooth consisting of blood vessels and nerves which originate from the tooth’s root.  A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthened filler.  The channel through which the pulp passes in the root is called the root canal.

At Knollwood Dental Group, we offer our patients the most advanced, highest quality root canal therapy.  The root canal procedure removes decayed and deteriorated pulp from the inner portion of the tooth, then reshapes the canal and replaces it with a stronger root-filler.

Root canals are completed in just a single visit by our accomplished Knollwood dentists.  Though many people are fearful of a root canal, believing it to be painful, root canals are quite similar to the process of filling a cavity, and pain is minimal.  A root canal will always involve a general anesthetic, and the teeth will be opened, dead and infected pulp removed, tooth fully cleaned, the canals reshaped, and then filled with a strong, compatible filling material.

When Do I Need a Root Canal?

There are several indicators which may cause your dentist to suggest root canal.  Common reasons include inflamed or infected tooth pulp, broken teeth, tenderness or swelling near an infected tooth, a tooth which is significantly sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, and tooth decay.  Problems such as these, when left untreated, can result in severe tooth decay impacting the tooth’s root.  This will greatly damage the tooth’s structure, and decay to the root can be quite painful.  A root canal procedure can save the tooth and keep it structurally sound.

At Knollwood, we work with each patient individually to discuss the unique details of your treatment as well as possible alternatives.  Our top priority is patient health, care, and comfort, and we always offer you our best services at the highest standard.