Root Canal Treatment

Root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. Unless tooth is completed calcified, all of our teeth have thin strands of dental nerves within roots/inside canals, and they can be damaged or infected and become painful by different reasons including decay, trauma, fracture, gum condition, and previous large/deep restorations.

Root canal treatment is designed to save such damaged teeth by cleaning the infected/diseased nerves, disinfecting, filling all the canals, and then placing a crown which seals/protects the tooth and fully restore the function of the tooth. With advances in dental technology and local anesthetics, most people hardly have any pain during a root canal. Root canal alternatives include extracting the damaged tooth and replacing it with a dental implant, bridge or removable partial denture.