During initial tooth development, the pulp is responsible for the formation and growth of the hard part of the tooth.
During a lifetime, the pulp may become diseased due to a variety of reasons including decay, trauma, deep fillings and cracks. The inflamed pulp can quickly cause pain and even infection of the surrounding bone and soft tissue. Elimination of the diseased pulp can be accomplished in two ways: saving the tooth by performing endodontic therapy, or extracting the tooth.
We can usually accomplish this procedure in one or two visits. After we have completed your treatment, we will send a report to your dentist. We advise you to return to your dentist promptly to have a permanent filling or crown placed on your tooth.
Important Forms to Download
- Patient Information Sheet (PDF)
- Medical History Form (PDF)
- HIPAA (PDF)
- Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF)
- Root Canal Consent Form (PDF)
- Surgery Consent Form (PDF)