Morristown TN Dentist

Root Canals

Saving Hopeless Teeth

Having a root canal performed does not rank high on anyone’s list. In the not-too-distant past, before the invention of better techniques and anesthesia, the root canal warranted its dreaded reputation. However, with modern anesthetics and new, revolutionary technology, root canals are now extremely manageable.

A root canal restores a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of the tooth and replacing it with a filling material. This is an essential step when dental decay spreads to the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has developed an infection. At this point, a filling simply will not repair the damage, and the goal is always to avoid extraction. Extractions can cause any number of additional difficulties and should be averted whenever possible. Dr. Leach is well versed in advanced root canal therapy.

Call us today at (423) 586-3432 and learn how we can help you save your teeth!