If you are experiencing facial pain, pain around your ear, or swelling in your jaw area, Dr. Fasbinder and Dr. Cohen would like to see you for an exam. Sometimes the nerves within your tooth become infected. This can be triggered by a variety of causes, but most often an untreated cavity is the culprit. The infection usually causes the pulp, nerve, inside your tooth to also become infected. When an infected tooth is diagnosed or there’s damage to the pulp, Dr. Fasbinder and Dr. Cohen will recommend a root canal.
Thanks to modern technology, we can perform root canals comfortably. We’ll ensure your comfort throughout the procedure and answer any questions you may have. After disinfecting the tooth the canals are filled with gutta percha and the tooth is temporized. A permanent restoration should be planned prior to the root canal. Crowns are suggested for all posterior teeth, and depending on the case fillings on the anterior teeth.