Root Canal Therapy

Over the years, root canal treatment has become almost synonymous with pain. Without modern technology or pain relief, it’s true that they were probably not very comfortable for patients in the distant past. However, these days with the use of modern dental equipment and techniques, fewer and fewer patients experience that same level of discomfort root canal treatment helps save a diseased tooth and help restore back its function.

What is a Root Canal?

The root canal is the part of the tooth that houses the pulp and the nerve of the tooth. Sometimes, this part of the tooth can become infected either by extensive decay or trauma. When this happens, not only is the tooth becomes extremely painful and sensitive, but the infection can also spread to other areas of the mouth and to other teeth. The most effective way to treat this infection is through Root Canal Therapy.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root Canal Therapy is the complete removal of the infected nerve from the root canal. The canal is then cleaned, disinfected, and finally refilling the canal with a biocompatible material to
seal and prevent further infection. Sometimes you may need a crown after undergoing root canal therapy. Depending on the damage to the tooth structure, a crown might help preserve a weakened tooth and prevent further damage or complications. In some cases, we refer you to the Endodontist if the condition needs meticulous attention and care.

If you want to learn more about root canal treatment, please speak with us today. Our dental team can advise you on the best course of action needed.