What We Do:
Your dentist has referred you to GC endo because of a problem with the internal tissue of your tooth. This is typically an infection of the pulp or 'nerve'. Infections of this kind require the expertise of a Endodontic specialist.
An endodontist is a dentist with advanced training in treating root canals. A root canal is necessary to save teeth in which the pulp tissue has been irreversibly damaged by the bacteria associated with:
very deep fillings,
or periodontal disease.
During our treatment, we remove the damaged tissue inside your tooth and leave the rest of the tooth intact. Usually, the only alternative to endodontic therapy is to have your tooth removed.
In our practice, we perform only endodontic procedures and therefore have extensive experience in this area. We continue to learn the latest techniques and procedures by regularly attending continuing education courses, ensuring that you receive the best treatment available.
Check out this video produced by the American Association of Endodontists that walks through what a root canal is and how the procedure goes.