Root canals may become necessary when damage has occurred to the pulp of a tooth, either from severe tooth decay, infection, or trauma.
This can lead to chronic tooth pain, tooth sensitivity, and even the loss of the tooth without proper treatment. In order to protect and preserve teeth, root canals remove the damaged pulp from inside the tooth and replace it with a stronger material. What many people don’t realize is that root canals are designed to eliminate the source of your tooth pain and keep you from needing a tooth extraction! Root canals are very straightforward procedures at our West Palm Beach, FL office that rarely lead to serious complications when performed by Dr. Mitchel Senft, our experienced and knowledgeable dentist.
Opening is made in the tooth
Infected tissue is removed and canals are cleaned.
Canals are filled with a permanent material and sealed with filling.