Root canal therapy is a procedure performed to save and keep a tooth that has become decayed or badly infected. A “root canal” is used to describe the space that is created naturally within the center of the tooth. The soft tissue within the root canal space is called the pulp or the nerve.
This pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and tissue. If this has become inflamed, or worse, infected, you may be a candidate for a root canal. To assess if you need a root canal, Dr. Oyangen will either take a traditional x-ray or use our C.B.C.T. 3-D scanner to examine the shape of the tooth canals and roots. The dentist’s goal during root canal therapy is to disinfect the canal and fill the area with an antibacterial material while maintaining as much tooth structure as possible.
If you have been suffering from dental problems and think a root canal may be the solution, we ask that you call our dental office in Schenectady, NY for an appointment.