Root Canal Treatment

Believe it or not, your teeth are alive. That’s right–the insides of your teeth are filled with living cells, blood vessels, and nerves. These living parts extend down into the roots of your teeth–the bits of your teeth that are buried inside your jaw bones.

Sometimes when tooth decay is not treated early enough, it can progress into these living parts of the tooth and cause a lot of damage to them—more damage than can be repaired. Sometimes this will be painless. Other times it can be extremely painful. (Ever had a really bad toothache? This was probably it).

In this case, a root canal treatment is the only way of saving your tooth.

Here’s how it works.

A numbing solution is administered to make the procedure pain-free. A hole is drilled in the tooth to give the dentist access to the living part of the tooth—called the dental ‘pulp.’ The area is cleaned mechanically and with a disinfecting solution. The roots are packed with rubber-like material and the original hole that was drilled is filled with a filling material.

Oftentimes, the size of the hole drilled to provide access to the pulp leaves the tooth rather fragile. In order to protect the tooth, a crown (or another porcelain filling type) may need to be placed on/in the tooth.

Root canal treatments are safe and effective. Our dentists will advise you on whether a root canal treatment is a suitable / the right treatment for you.


Why our patients love us!

We believe in providing you with the BEST in dentistry

Our Experienced Team

Our team of dental professionals are highly experienced and dedicated to providing you with the highest quality dental work while making you feel comfortable and confident with your care.

Our Modern Facilities

We provide your treatment with the latest in dental equipment and technology in our modern, comfortable facility.

Our Competitive Prices

We offer competitive prices across our whole range of services, including some of the best prices on Invisalign and implants.

Our Comprehensive Care

We offer comprehensive dental care for your whole family for all your dental needs.

Our Staff

Meet the Team

Dr. Paul Moussa

Dr. Paul Moussa

Owner and Dentist

Dr. Paul Moussa is the owner and principal dentist at Metro East Dental Center. He has over 35 years of experience in the dental field and provides all types of dental treatment, from simple fillings and cleaning to implants, invisalign, and dental surgery.

Dr. Tina Fadakar

Dr. Tina Fadakar


Dr. Tina Fadakar is an associate dentist with over 20 years of experience. She is compassionate, thorough, and capable, with a particular talent in treating children and educating on good dental habits.

Dr. Joe Hanna

Dr. Joe Hanna


Dr. Joe Hanna is an associate dentist with over 20 years of experience. He provides all general dental procedures and has a special interest in dental surgery. He is also certified to provide Invisalign.

Ms. Ann Moussa

Ms. Ann Moussa


Ms. Ann Moussa is our on-site denturist. She handles all types of denture work, including partial and complete denture procedures, denture repairs, and all other denture maintenance.