ROOT CANAL THERAPY


  • a large filling
  • trauma
  • large decay that touches or is close to the pulp chamber
  • an abscess (or infection) at the root tip

Treatment for these conditions consists of removing the infected nerve of the tooth.  The tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, and then filled with a flexible rubber material called gutta-percha.  A small filling (see composite or amalgam filling tab) is placed over the opening of the tooth.  Once the root canal therapy is complete, you should regain full function of the tooth.  In most cases, a crown is recommended after a root canal because the tooth is more brittle and likely to break down.

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Marlette Family Dentistry

(859) 283-0033

7303 US HIGHWAY 42
FLORENCE, KY 41042