Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy

About Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy

A root canal treatment or endodontic therapy may be required when the pulp of your tooth becomes irritated, inflamed or infected.

If left untreated, the result can be pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling or a draining abscess on the gums.

During endodontic treatment, the damaged or infected pulp is removed. After carefully cleaning and shaping the inside of the tooth, this space is then filled and sealed.

A crown or a permanent filling will then be placed to restore your tooth. Because loss of tooth structure may be extensive, we may also recommend a post and core buildup prior to the permanent restoration.

3D image of tooth

You should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it restored. The un-restored tooth is susceptible to fracture, so you should have your full restoration as soon as possible.

10365 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68114
Phone 402-932-0282
Fax 402-932-0373
Email info@dentistryforhealthomaha.com
Office Hours
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm