In some cases where there is pain or infection in your tooth, a root canal 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.
Your comfort is important to us. Advanced anesthetics of today have made the majority of root canal treatments significantly more comfortable compared to treatments of the past. Using modern techniques, patients typically only require over-the-counter pain relievers after the procedure.