General Dentistry - Root Canals

Root canals are like teenagers, you only hear about the bad ones. Most are a relatively painless procedure.

When Is A Root Canal Needed?

A root canal is needed when the nerve area and bone in the center of the tooth become infected.

How Can I Avoid Needing A Root Canal?

Routine checkups and taking care of cavities promptly while they are small can help prevent root canals.

What Happens During a Root Canal?

During your root canal Dr. Godfrey will clean the infection out of the center of the tooth, it's kind of like sweeping a chimney. There can be cases that are more complex than typical. If your tooth falls into this category, Dr. Godfrey may refer you to a root canal specialist called and Endodontist.

Things Your Tooth Will Need After a Root Canal

Your tooth will need a crown after a root canal to prevent it from breaking and to cover the hole you will have in your tooth after it has been cleaned out.