What is Root Canal Treatment?
Endodontics by Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers is the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. In the old days, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called root canal therapy you may save that tooth.
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. During this procedure, the pulp and nerves are removed and the inside of the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then your crown specialist, a prosthodontist at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers will place a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one or two visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!