Root canal therapy is indicated when the cavities have extended close to or into the nerve of the tooth. In other instances, a crack or fracture may expose the nerve, causing severe pain and intense sensitivity.
Once we evaluate all the treatment options with you and decide to save the tooth, the first step is to ensure that you feel relaxed and comfortable, and a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the tooth.
The decay and nerve tissue will then be removed and cleaned with specialized instruments and tools. The tooth is then sealed to prevent further decay and reinfection.
We may recommend that you return to our office to have a dental crown over the tooth for long-term strength and protection.
“I felt comforted…”
I was treated promptly with courtesy and professionalism. My tooth was filled under local anesthesia which I know I must have but I panic with it and I felt comforted throughout my procedure. Thank you
I will be switching all my dental work to this office!
The staff is warm, professional, and very efficient. Dr. Gotterer is very pleasant, calming,and super competent. I will be switching all my dental work to this office!
I had an emergency tooth extraction, and it was painless. Thanks to Dr. Gotterer and his staff for the excellent care.
Warm, caring manner.
Thank you for professional service delivered in a warm, caring manner. From the time I walked in to the time I left I felt comfortable and valued. Dr. Gotterer was excellent in presenting his findings, taking his time to explain clearly and answer questions.
I couldn’t be more grateful
As you are aware, you have absolutely cured my phobia of dentistry and instead have made it a joy to step over your threshold. The bonus? My teeth have been rescued from a lifetime of avoidance and, thus, major problems, and now are simply beautiful. You have changed my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful.
The entire staff is wonderful in this office. Each one has gone to smiling school and passed with flying colors. They have all been together for quite awhile and that says alot for this team. The Dr. is excellent and cares about his customers. He even smiles.