Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are done to save and repair a tooth that is badly decayed or damaged. Pain usually begins when the pulp (the portion of the tooth that houses the nerves) becomes inflamed or infected. If not treated promptly, the tooth may lead to severe infection and a loss of the tooth.
Root canal treatment is completed in 1 or 2 visits, depending on the state of inflammation or infection within the tooth. The procedure involves removing the pulp, disinfecting and sealing the tooth. After a root canal tooth is properly restored, it can continue to function like a normal, healthy tooth and has the potential to last a lifetime.
A root canal is done to eliminate the pain and to save your tooth from requiring an extraction.