Two treatment options for a severely damaged or decayed tooth are extraction or root canal therapy. EXTRACTION involves removing the tooth entirely. ROOT CANAL involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from within your tooth, carefully cleaning the space, and then sealing it to prevent further infection. This allows you to keep your natural tooth and maintain your smile’s integrity.

What’s involved in Extraction and Root Canal procedures?

An Extraction procedure removes a tooth that cannot be saved due to severe damage, decay, or for orthodontic reasons. During this process, we ensure your comfort by numbing the area with local anesthesia. The tooth is then gently loosened and removed with specialized instruments designed for a smooth and controlled extraction. Post-procedure care is minimal, involving rest and simple at-home care to ensure proper healing. Our team is dedicated to providing a peaceful experience, guiding you through every step and discussing tooth replacement options to restore the full function and appearance of your smile.

A Root Canal procedure is designed to save a tooth that has been compromised by infection or decay. After numbing the tooth for a comfortable experience, we create a small opening to access the inner chamber. The affected pulp is removed, and the space is meticulously cleaned and shaped. We then fill the chamber with a biocompatible material to seal it off from further infection. The tooth is typically crowned for protection and to restore its natural function and aesthetic. Our skilled approach ensures the procedure is much more comfortable than its reputation suggests, with the aim of preserving your tooth and maintaining your oral health for years to come.