What is a Root Canal?

Watch this video to learn more about root canal therapy and our ability to save damaged or infected teeth.

One of the most dreaded words in dentistry is root canal. Matter of fact, you may dread it so much, you don’t even know what it is. Well, a root canal is something we use to treat a damaged tooth. And a damaged tooth could be from decay, a crack. Any number of reasons why that nerve is unhappy is abscessed and needs to be treated in such a way where we can keep your tooth.

As you can see here, this tooth has these white stripes. That is root canal therapy that allows us to keep these teeth rather than pull the teeth like you used to in the old days. If you think you might have a damaged tooth that’s giving you trouble and you’re concerned about it, give us a call and we’ll see if root canal therapy is appropriate for you.

About John Hopkins, DDS

After attending Tulane University and receiving his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi in 1977, Dr. Hopkins graduated from the prestigious Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia.

At Emory, Dr. Hopkins studied directly under Dr. Ronald Goldstein, considered the father of modern aesthetic dentistry.

Following graduation from Emory in 1981, Dr. Hopkins joined an esteemed multi-specialty practice in Palm Beach, Florida, where he honed his skills in numerous dental specialties: endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and aesthetics.

While in Florida, Dr. Hopkins also completed the continuum at the Pankey Institute, the most renowned dental education institute in the world.

Learn More About Dr. Hopkins

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