A large crack or deep cavity can penetrate the inner-structures of the tooth, causing an infection. If left untreated, an internally infected tooth can cause acute pain and eventually result in tooth loss. Dr. Michalski can save the tooth and prevent the need for extraction with root canal therapy.
During root canal therapy, Dr. Michalski cleans out the bacteria inside the tooth and replaces it with a biologically safe material. The next phase of root canal therapy involves a custom crown, which protects the tooth and restores strength and longevity. For your comfort, sedation dentistry is available during the procedure. Root canal therapy is a highly predictable procedure, and 95% of all root canals are successful. After root canal therapy, the treated tooth can potentially last you a lifetime.