Root canal therapy is used to save teeth that have been badly damaged by decay or injury. Severe injury to a tooth can expose the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth and put them at risk of infection. Root canal therapy is the removal of this soft tissue to prevent the tooth from becoming infected.
How does root canal treatment work?
To perform a root canal, we drill a small hole in the damaged tooth and remove the inner pulp. Then we clean the inside of the tooth and seal the hole. Finally, we restore the tooth with a dental crown.
Aren’t root canals painful?
Root canal treatment is performed until a local anesthetic so the procedure itself isn’t painful. After your treatment you may feel some pain and sensitivity in the treatment area similar to getting a filling.
If you’ve injured a tooth, or if you’re experiencing severe toothaches, contact our office to book an examination.