What is a Root Canal?
When a tooth is badly decayed, the infection can progress and cause the tooth nerve and supportive tissue (also called the pulp) to become inflamed. The infection can further spread into the jaw and develop into a painful tooth abscess; the tooth may be lost if not treated. When possible, a root canal procedure is the preferred approach to save the tooth.
General and restorative dentist Dr. Rebecca Hobbs provides root canals treatments in our Augusta dental office. Dr. Hobbs sometimes works with a local endodontist (root canal specialist) in complex restorative cases.