What is Root Canal Therapy?
A root canal is simply the inner portion of the tooth root where soft pulp and nerves are housed. During a root canal, the dentist removes the infected pulp and nerve, refills the tooth, and places a dental crown to support and protect the damaged tooth. While the irritated dental nerve causes severe pain, root canal therapy provides immediate relief.
About Root Canal Therapy
Do you have a dental problem and need assistance from a root canal dentist? A root canal is typically performed on a tooth that is severely infected. Under normal circumstances, root canals start off as cavities that were not properly treated thus causing an infection to progress into the nerve. Learn more about our Root Canal Therapy services & procedures in this article with treatment and other tips.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"I instantly had the worst tooth pain when I woke up one morning and knew that I needed a root canal. Doing some research, I found Dr. Kodish on Google+ and made an appointment for that same day. I really appreciated the same day appointment and root canal that was scheduled because tooth pain needs to be treated immediately before the infection spreads. I was in and out in no time and feel 100% better.Other notes:Staff and Doctor are super friendly.Coffee, tea, water & homemade cookies provided.Cable TV in waiting area.Fresh roses given to patients."- C.S. / Yelp / Sep 24, 2014
"I came in with an emergency root canal (on vacation too). This procedure was completed perfectly (no pain). I appreciate the expertise, professionalism and kindness. Thank you!"- M.N. / Google / Jul 31, 2017
"I came in with an emergency root canal (on vacation too). This procedure was completed perfectly (no pain). I appreciate the expertise, professionalism and kindness. Thank you!"- K.N. / Google / Oct 03, 2017
"If I could give more stars to Dr Kodish I would. My story starts with being in pain for 16 months, countless appointments with every dental specialist you can think of, a root canal (which the Endodontist now says was unnecessary), medications that none of them worked and I thought I was losing my mind and frustrated. Then after a teeth cleaning with my past dentist, he noticed me rubbing my face and randomly mentioned “that’s your Masseter”. I researched what that was and discovered that I checked all the boxes for TMD and there began my search for a TMJ/TMD specialist and found Dr Kodish, made an appointment and 6 weeks later I am pain free. Dr Kodish is very kind, compassionate and professional. He was very patient listening to my long journey to find relief for my pain and did a full evaluation to identify my issues and it turned out I had many and not one dental professional identified any of them. Dr Kodish is brilliant and I highly recommend KP Dental. They are a full service dental practice and I will not go anywhere else."- N.R. / Google / Mar 11, 2021
Serious consequences can result from avoiding a root canal:
- Severe pain
- Infection within the tooth
- Infection spreading to other teeth
- Teeth falling out
- Necessary tooth extractions
When Should I Seek Treatment?
In some cases, when a patient is suffering from pain, it may be too late for a root canal. Treatment should take place before any major pain occurs. If this is the situation, the extraction of the tooth may be imperative to avoid further infection and damage.
Root Canal Therapy Appointment with Dental Clinic
Do you have a tooth problem that requires a root canal dentist? Contact a root canal dentist at The Kodish-Perez Dental Group today!
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