Family Dental, Springfield, Oregon

Root Canal Treatment

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A root canal is a procedure which saves an infected tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted.

Teeth can become infected from cavities, cracks, prior large fillings, and more; and when the nerve of the tooth is touched by this infection, a root canal will be done. The pulp (the blood and nerve supply to the tooth) is removed, along with any bacteria or decay, and the space is filled with a material called gutta percha.

Once the tooth is healed, a crown is usually recommended within about two weeks, as a root canal tooth can become brittle or re-infected.




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1847 Pioneer Parkway East. Springfield, OR 97477

541-746-7630 (touch to call)

Business Hours

Monday and Tuesday: 9am - 1pm. Wednesday and Thursday: 9am - 6pm.
Friday: 7am - 4pm. Saturday: Closed, Sunday: By appointment only.