Root canal therapy is a sequential treatment which is often necessary when a cavity is present. Cavities can be present with no symptoms, or can be accompanied by a toothache or tooth pain.  Also known as "endodontic therapy," a root canal is prescribed when there is a threat of infection and the tooth needs protection before it's contaminated.

Dr. Fakhimi specializes in root canal therapy and has been relieving patients' pain for many years now. At Soft Touch Dental, you will be given special attention during root canal therapy. 

When Do You Require Root Canal Therapy?

An infected tooth can cause a severe toothache and should be treated immediately. If it isn’t, a tooth may stop functioning and require extraction. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact us for a consultation:

  • Tooth infection and decay
  • Minimal or severe toothache pain
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Swelling and irritation in gum tissue
  • Cracked or chipped tooth

What Does The Root Canal Therapy Procedure Involve?

Root canal therapy is done to remove all kinds of infection from the tooth. We usually suggest about two visits for completion of the therapy. During the first appointment, we remove the infected material and all abscesses are drained. The root canal is cleaned and shaped for a filling. A temporary filling is put in and left to settle. During the second visit, we once again check for traces of infection. If none are found, the tooth is permanently filled.