Save Your Damaged Tooth With Our Safe Root Canal Procedure
If you have a severely damaged and decaying tooth or a serious tooth infection, you may need a root canal treatment. It is used to repair and save your tooth instead of removing it.
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What is involved in root canal repair?
The pulp is a soft tissue inside your tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. It provides nourishment for your tooth. It can become infected if you have:
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures that disturb this tissue
- A cracked or fractured tooth
- Injury to the tooth (even if there is not a visible crack or chip)
If untreated, the tissues around the root of your tooth can become infected. When this happens, you will often feel pain and swelling, and an abscess may form inside the tooth and/or in the bone around the end of the root of the tooth.
An infection can also put you at risk of losing your tooth completely because bacteria can damage the bone that keeps your tooth connected to your jaw.
Can I get this treatment done during my regular check-up visit?
We'll need to schedule a follow-up appointment or you may be referred to a dentist who specializes in the pulp and tissues surrounding the teeth. This specialist is known as an endodontist.
What should I expect?
A root canal treatment usually takes 1 or 2 office visits to complete. There is little to no pain because we'll use local anesthesia so you do not feel the procedure.
Once the procedure is complete, you should no longer feel the pain you felt before having it done.