Dental Office of

David M Mayer DMD

Post placed and opening seal with core buildup

​Infected

Tooth

Canals Filled



Root Canal Therapy

Infected pulp removed, canal cleaned

Tooth

​Opened

Crown made and cemented

Root canal therapy may be recommended for several different reasons.  Such as:

  • Tooth decay that has reached the pulp (nerve) inside the tooth causing pain and infection.
  • Trauma to the tooth causing an abscess with or without pain and with or without visible damage to the tooth.
  • A cracked or chipped tooth with not enough tooth structure left to hold onto a filling so that a post needs to be added to the tooth in the canal to create a buildup to hold a crown.


There are millions of teeth treated every year with root canal therapy.   Today root canal treatment is like having a filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments.  We would get you numb, so that you don't feel any pain just like a filling.  Then perform the necessary steps to complete the root canal treatment as shown below.


Usually you can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment. But, just in case, we will prescribe an antibiotic and pain medication for you to get from you pharmacy.


Saving your natural tooth is most often the best choice.

Root Canal Therapy