25 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

(508) 339-8231

Dentist in Mansfield

Root Canals

Why do I need one?

Root Canal in MansfieldThe pulp, or soft inner tissue is important during the tooth's development. Once a tooth is fully mature, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth is nourished by tissues surrounding it. The pulp is normally surrounded and protected by a layer of dentin.

Above the gumline, the dentin is protected by a layer of enamel; below the gum-line the dentin is covered by cementum. When a crack or cavity destroys these protective layers, the pulp is exposed to irritants and bacteria in your mouth. This can result in inflammation then infection, and, eventually, an abscess. Periodontal (gum) disease or a severe blow to the tooth can also damage the pulp. Endodontic therapy removes the damaged pulp and usually the tooth returns to a healthy condition.

If an abscess was present before treatment the healing process may take up to 2 years.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:15am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:15am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:15am - 5:30pm
Friday: 8:15am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:15am - 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed


Office Info

25 North Main Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
Phone: (508) 339-8231