A root canal is needed when the nerve area and bone in the center of the tooth become infected.
Routine checkups and taking care of cavities promptly while they are small can help prevent root canals.
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.