You’ve only got one set of teeth. In dentistry, the goal is to preserve dental health and protect your natural tooth structure against decay and damage. When a tooth is harmed so much that the tooth root becomes infected, an endodontist must be consulted to help determine the best course of action. Root canals are the primary tool of the endodontist and a very effective way to save natural tooth structure. Endodontic therapy, when performed by a skilled dental professional, can effectively save a tooth from extraction.
St. Joseph family dentist Dr. Sven Erickson believes it is important to have this highly specialized procedure performed by a dental professional who is focused on this challenging type of dentistry full-time. All root canal cases are referred out to trusted endodontists who work in the area.