Xray of Root canal

Root canal therapy

In the situation that a tooth is considered so threatened (because of severe decay, large cracks, etc.) that future infection is considered likely or inevitable, a pulpectomy, removal of the pulp tissue, is advisable to prevent such infection. Usually, some inflammation and/or infection is already present within or below the tooth. To cure the infection and save the tooth, Dr. Sedigh opens the pulp chamber and removes the infected nerves and blood vessels out of the root canal(s). After this is done, Dr. Sedigh fills each of the root canals and the chamber with an inert material and seals up the opening. This procedure is known as root canal therapy. With the removal of nerves and blood supply from the tooth, it is best that the tooth be fitted with a crown which increases the prognosis of the tooth by six times.