Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed. The space created is then filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what they don't realize is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for near by teeth.
Root canal treatment with Gullo Dental is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime.