What Is a Root Canal?

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo explains root canal therapy and how it allows us to preserve abscessed natural teeth in this educational video.

A root canal is a dental procedure performed to treat an infected or inflamed pulp, which is the soft tissue located inside the tooth. During a root canal procedure, the dentist or endodontist carefully removes the infected or damaged pulp, cleans and disinfects the inside of the tooth, and then seals it to prevent further infection.

The goal of a root canal is to save the natural tooth, which may otherwise need to be extracted if left untreated. By removing the infected pulp and sealing the tooth, a root canal procedure can effectively relieve pain, eliminate infection, and restore the tooth’s health and functionality.

Root canal therapy is a common and highly successful procedure, with millions of teeth being treated and saved each year through this method. It is often recommended when a tooth is severely decayed, infected, or damaged due to trauma.

If you have any questions about root canal therapy or are experiencing tooth pain or discomfort, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to provide you with the information and assistance you need to maintain your oral health and keep your smile healthy and pain-free.


Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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