The Anatomy of a Root Canal

With more than 14 million performed each year, root canals are one of the most common dental procedures.

At the center of each of your teeth is pulp, a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth and keep the tooth alive. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. If the pulp becomes severely infected, a root canal can save your natural tooth and prevent the need of dental implants and bridges.

The No-Fear, Conservative Root Canal

Contemporary dentistry has evolved tremendously over the past few decades. The theory of drilling and filling is long gone, and today, many dentists take a conservative approach to dental care, following the philosophy that you should keep as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. This conservative philosophy applies to many procedures, including root […]

Dr. Victor A. Peritore, latest addition to the Pannu Dental Clinic

Dr. Victor A. Peritore is our in Office Endodontist (Root Canal Specialist). He graduated from the University of California , Davis in 1997.  After working for four years in Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology he enrolled in the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, graduating in 2005 with the Dean’s Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence.  […]