• Hours of Operation! Tues-Thurs: 8:30 am- 6:00 pm |
  • Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm |
  • Sat and Mon: By Appointment Only

Root Canal

Teeth are composed of two main parts and three layers. Beneath the tooth enamel, there is a supportive structure called dentin, and in the center of the tooth is a soft substance, pulp, that houses the nerve system of the tooth. The pulp allows the tooth’s nerve to connect with the rest of the body. When damage or decay accesses the nerve system housed within this pulp, we may say a patient needs a root canal or root canal therapy. This procedure calls for the removal of the damaged pulp and nerve tissue. The tooth is then refilled with a similar substance. Finally, any access points where the pulp was extracted are resealed, and we will often place a dental crown over the treated tooth for added strength. If this procedure cannot be completed in our office, we work with one of th best Endondtic Specialist in Southern Maryland.