Root Canal Treatment

WHAT HAPPENS DURING ENDODONTIC TREATMENT?

Endodontic treatment, or root canal therapy, is one of the most common (and unfortunately, most feared) dental procedures performed. This treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. In most cases, this procedure is comfortable and painless. At the center of your tooth is the pulp. The pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerves. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of infection or inflammation of the pulp can be identified as visible swelling, sensitivity to heat and/or cold, or pain in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, you may require root canal treatment to save your tooth.

HOW IS A ROOT CANAL PERFORMED?

Your tooth will be completely numbed and using very tiny instruments under a surgical operating microscope, the diseased pulp will be removed. The root canal space will be thoroughly cleaned and then sealed. This treatment will usually be completed in one visit