Save a badly decayed or infected tooth with root canal treatment. Root canals are recommended for a tooth that has been severely damaged by decay or injury.
How does root canal treatment work?
The root canals are spaces inside each of your teeth. They contain the pulp, which is a bundle of soft tissue and nerves. If the tooth is injured, the pulp could become infected. It’s important to treat the infection quickly because it can spread from the tooth to the surrounding tissues. During root canal treatment, the pulp and infected tissue is removed to prevent further infection. Once the root canal is complete, we clean and seal the tooth to protect it. Finally, we restore the tooth with a dental crown.
Aren’t root canals painful?
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being painful, but with modern anesthetics and techniques the procedure is normally no more painful than getting a tooth filled.
Book a dental exam with us if you experience any of the symptoms of a tooth infection, such as a sharp toothache or increased sensitivity to pressure, heat, or cold.