Dr Rzepka and Dr Parker can perform a variety of dental treatments to keep your teeth healthy. Root Canal may be necessary treatment for a tooth for various reasons. This procedure is performed when the dental pulp inside your tooth becomes severely decayed, infected or damaged. The pulp consists of blood vessels and nerves, which once decayed can give you extreme pain and discomfort. To save your tooth, Dr Rzepka or Dr Parker remove the compromised dental pulp, sterilize your tooth and the inner area is refilled again. In the process of removing the dental pulp, we will smooth out the cavity and clean it thoroughly to prevent further bacteria buildup and decay. The tooth is then filled and adjusted to fit best with the rest of your teeth. A crown (or dental cap) will then be placed over the restoration and fitted, giving you a brand new chewing surface that will last for a long time with proper care. This crown is placed on top of the tooth to protect it.