In the center of all teeth is the nerve or pulp of the tooth. Dr. Woody and Dr. Joe call this area the core of the apple. For a variety of reasons including deep decay or a cracked tooth, the nerve or pulp can become injured, infected or even die – a root canal could then be needed.
A root canal is a procedure that will remove the injured or infected pulp of the tooth. This will create a healthy environment inside of the tooth and allow the patient to save the tooth rather than having to extract it.
*In some cases the patient will need to be referred to an endodontist (a root canal specialist).
Dear Friends and Patients,
The team at HomeTown Dental holds the safety of our patients and their families as our utmost top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic as it is always rapidly changing. We are following stringent guidelines from all public health officials including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
Our office strictly adheres to infection control procedures and universal precautions recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) to prevent the spread of any infectious disease which now includes COVID-19. The ADA has recommended additional guidelines in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which are in place in our office at this time.
PLEASE NOTE: Our office will be available to any of our patients in discomfort or pain and those who have any dental emergencies by appointment. Please do not hesitate to call our office.
We appreciate and sincerely thank our patients during this time.
Dr. Woody Soonattrakul
Dr. Joseph Gross
The HomeTown Dental Team