Root Canal Illustration

What Makes a Root Canal Necessary?

The following are the most common factors contributing to a need for root canal treatment:

  • Infection caused by deep decay or a very large filling
  • Severe gum disease
  • Trauma, such as a physical blow to a tooth or a constant striking of a tooth in the opposite jaw

It used to be that a tooth with a disease or infected nerve had to be removed. In 95% of the cases today, however, this is no longer true. We believe in saving teeth instead of removing them. At Main Street Dental Clinics, we make every effort to help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime!


Post-Op care instructions for root canals