In some cases where there is pain or infection in your tooth, a Root Canal Treatment may be indicated.
This treatment removes the affected, pulp-filled cavity below the tooth and sterilizes the canal system. Small files are then used to shape the area to be filled. Once this is accomplished, the canal system is filled and sealed. The tooth is covered with a crown that looks like a natural, healthy tooth.
The good news is that modern Root Canal Therapy is nothing like earlier versions of this treatment. In fact, it is very similar to routine filling restorations. Your comfort level is important, and advanced anesthetics of today have made the majority of root canal treatments significantly more comfortable compared to treatments of the past. The procedure is performed in one to two visits based upon the level of infection. Using today's modern techniques, patients typically only require over-the-counter pain relievers after the procedure. This effective treatment is extremely effective and will have you quickly back to normal eating/chewing habits.