Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment, also known as Endodontics, is performed when the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or exposed. It is usually performed in one to three visits using a local anesthetic to remove the pulp (nerve) of the tooth. In the vast majority of cases, this procedure involves little to no discomfort after treatment. While you are undergoing treatment, Dr. Levy or Dr. Gatha may prescribe antibiotics and medication for discomfort.

Root canal therapy involves removing the pulp of the tooth, cleansing the inside of the canals that contained it and sealing them with a material known as gutta percha.