Root canal therapy can potentially save a tooth that has become severely infected or decayed.
It is also known as endodontic treatment. If the tooth is not treated promptly, this can result in a tooth abscess or pain. When diagnosis indicates the need for root canal therapy, our priority is to make sure you understand the recommended treatment and that you are not in any pain.SPEAK WITH A DOCTOR
Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. During root canal treatment, an endodontist who specializes in such treatment carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.
A root canal is a dental procedure involving the removal of the soft center of the tooth, the pulp. The pulp is made up of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels that help the tooth grow. In the majority of cases, a general dentist or endodontist will perform a root canal while you're under local anesthesia.
A root canal is performed in a dental office. When you arrive for your appointment, a technician will escort you to a treatment room, help you get situated in a chair, and place a bib around your neck to protect your clothes from stains.
Step 1: Anesthetic
Step 2: Removing the pulp
Step 3: Antibiotics
Step 4: Temporary filling