Root Canals

Teeth, just like your any other part of your body, can become infected. When this happens to a tooth, it can result in the total decay of the living part of the tooth. This can cause a lot of pain for patients. If teeth become infected, the pain can be unbearable. Come see us to get some relief!

At Porter Dental Health Clinic, we perform in-office root canals designed to remove your pain and fix your tooth.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is both a location in the tooth and a dental procedure. In terms of location in the tooth, the root canal is the pulp-filled cavity at the root of a tooth. Teeth are living. They have nerves, roots, and blood vessels that connect them to your jaw or skull bone. The root canal is where they receive nutrients as they grow and develop.

When an infection forms, it means bacteria have gotten down into the pulp of a tooth. This often develops into a dental abscess, which is a buildup of pus in the tooth or surrounding gums. The tooth can begin to decay as the infection spreads. A root canal treatment can fix this situation.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment saves badly infected and decaying teeth. Our team at Porter Dental Clinic is dedicated to helping alleviate your pain and saving your teeth. Our root canal treatment will start with clearing out the infected tooth pulp and nerves.

Once that material has been cleared out, we will clean the inside of your tooth. We’ll do this to make sure no other infections can develop. Following the cleaning, we’ll seal up the inside of your tooth with a dental material designed specifically for root canal procedures.

After a root canal, your tooth will still function like all your other teeth. You will be able to chew, laugh, smile, and talk like nothing happened.

Give our office a call today with any questions you have about root canal therapy at Porter Dental Clinic.