At North Shore Family Dental, we offer a variety of surgical services from root canals and tooth extractions to implants.  Find out a little about each procedure below.

Root Canals: A tooth that is badly decayed or infected may require a root canal. A “root canal” is the natural cavity within the center of a tooth. When a tooth’s nerve tissue or pulp is damaged, bacteria begin to multiply, which can lead to an infection or abscessed tooth—a pus-filled pocket at the end of a tooth’s roots. During a root canal, your dentist will remove the nerve and pulp, and clean and seal the inside of the tooth.

Extraction: When a tooth is damaged beyond repair, it may need to be removed. Tooth extraction is the removal of the tooth from its socket.

Implants: An implant serves as an alternative for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone and topped with realistic replacement teeth. This provides the security and usability of permanently placed teeth.

Additional information from the American Dental Association