Root Canal Therapy
A Root Canal is necessary when the pulp of the tooth, that is the soft tissue within the tooth, becomes infected or inflamed. Deep decay, repeated dental procedures, defective crowns, trauma, or a crack or chip in the tooth can cause such an infection. If left untreated, serious pain or an abscess may result. To prevent such problems, the damaged pulp is removed and the tooth is cleaned and disinfected. A filling or crown is the final step, leaving the tooth to look and feel like any other tooth.
Being a biomimetic dentist, one of our primary goals is to avoid and minimize the chances of needing a root canal. Sometimes a tooth needs root canal therapy. Dr. Eng performs root canal therapy. If a tooth has a more complex situation, he will refer the patient to specialists we have worked with for decades.