Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is a tiny passageway that branches off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing its way vertically downward until it reaches the tip of the root. The pulp of the tooth runs through these canals. All teeth have between one and four root canals.

Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems.

A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems. Pain and sensitivity are some of the first indications of a problem, while inside, a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, leading to an abscess.

Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success. It involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection, and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth; before the procedure was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was extraction.


Think you need a root canal and would like more information or to set up a consultation? Contact us.


Whitten Dentistry is an LVI and Kois Trained dental office which means our professionals have attended the world’s premier post-graduate dental training centers located in Summerlin,Nevada and Seattle,Washington. LVI and Kois utilize a comprehensive, rigorous, and intensive system to train qualified dentists and their teams in all aspects of dental care, with special emphasis on cosmetic dentistry.

Our team maintains the highest levels of quality continuing education. Gone are the days of old fashioned procedures and unnecessary pain. With rapidly changing dental technologies, today’s best Omaha dentists use state-of-the-art procedures and equipment. Dr. Karry Whitten and her team strive to give every patient an exceptional experience.