Collinsville, OK Root Canal Therapy and Endodontic Dentistry

Endodontic treatment, often called root canal therapy, is used to restore significantly decayed, infected, or damaged teeth. Dr. Hereford will usually recommend root canal therapy over an extraction because root canal therapy allows you to keep the natural tooth and does not cause any problems with the surrounding teeth. Root canal therapy may be recommended if:

  • Decay has reached the living tissue inside the tooth (pulp)
  • The tooth has recently received injury
  • An infection or abscess has started to develop inside the tooth

At Africa on Main in Collinsville, we can perform root canal therapy in just one or two appointments. After the root canal has been performed, Dr. Hereford will place a crown of the tooth for additional protection and aesthetics. For more information on root canal therapy, or if you are experiencing any pain in your teeth or gums, please contact our office immediately. Every effort will be made to see you as soon as possible.