Root Canals are one of the most common dental procedures with nearly 15 million performed every year. About 95% of root canals are successful and do not require retreatment. A root canal cleans out the inside of the tooth, removing all decay and diseased tissue, this part of the tooth is called the pulp.
Dr. Pike performs this procedure very routinely. You will be numb just like any other procedure and therefore to most people's surprise, it is a rather quick (Longest appt time is an hour) and pain free experience. If there is ever a situation where an endodontist is required such as a calcified canal, retreatment, etc... we will be happy to refer you to the correct specialist.