Did you know endodontic treatment could save teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted? During root canal therapy, Dr. Kopf removes damaged tissue from inside the tooth, which allows the treated tooth to remain alive, nourished by the surrounding gums and bone. Since there is no real substitute for your natural teeth, we are dedicated to helping you keep your teeth for a lifetime and maintain the integrity of your smile.

A complete consultation and examination precedes any treatment in our office. This allows us to determine the extent of the pulpal injury and ensure that the tooth is a good candidate for endodontic therapy. No treatment is started until consent is given by the patient and all questions are answered.

We Offer:

  • Root Canal Therapy
• Endodontic Retreatment
• Cracked Teeth Evaluation
• Surgical Endodontic Therapy
• Treatment for Dental Traumatic Injuries

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment involves removing the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the tissue inside the hard outer shell of the tooth. Pulp consists of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. It is essential for the tooth’s formation and development. Root canal treatment saves the tooth from extraction.

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First, a local anesthetic is given that numbs the tooth and surrounding tissue. Then the tooth is isolated from the oral cavity and saliva by a sheet of rubber called a dental dam.

A small opening is made in the crown of the tooth. With very small instruments, the pulp is removed from the pulp chamber and root canals. During this procedure, the canals are cleaned, shaped for filling, and disinfected.

After cleaning and shaping, the root canals are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. A temporary filling is placed to close the opening in the crown.

After completion of the root canal, you must return to your dentist for proper tooth restoration. This will protect the tooth and return it to full function.

Coming Soon. Laser Assisted Endodontics