Root canals (endodontics)
A root canal (also known as an endodontic treatment) is a very common procedure. And, contrary to what many people think, it is easy and relatively painless. A root canal becomes necessary when a tooth is infected because of an injury, crack or abscess. This procedure can save the natural tooth, prevent the formation of an abscess and preserve the root.
A root canal is a fairly simple procedure that consists of removing the dental pulp from an infected tooth. Dental pulp is made up of soft tissue and blood vessels. During the procedure, the tooth’s canals are emptied, cleaned, sterilized and sealed.
Contact us today if you experience pain, sensitivity to cold, or if you notice any swelling. We will examine your tooth to determine whether an endodontic treatment is needed.