Root canal treatment (or endodontic therapy) is a dental procedure designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth, and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
Root Canal is a vital treatment that can save your natural teeth when nothing else will do. There’s no need to be worried or feel alone. We discuss what happens during the visit, what the dentist may say, and how you can expect to feel afterwards. And while root canal is usually painless, it can still be scary to think about.
You may not like the sound of root canal, but keep in mind that it could save your tooth. For a problem-free smile in the future, a case in which a root canal was necessary is a common option.
What to Expect
The root canal procedure may be completed in one or more separate visits. First, we will open your tooth and remove all of the decay and source of infection. The dentist will ensure that the tooth is thoroughly cleaned out, sealed up, and protected from further infection.
Finally, we will seal it with a hard filling to protect the tooth and a a crown to prevent further damage to the tooth.