What is a Root Canal?
Repaired Tooth with Root Canal
Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment.
At Advance Dentistry, root canals are performed in an effort to save a tooth that is in danger of being lost to severe forms of decay. The pulp cavity inside the tooth (that houses nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue) can become inflamed or infected due to a deep cavity, a cracked or broken tooth, or injury to the tooth. If the inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can result in pain or an abscess.
The actual root canal treatment consists of removal of the infected pulp, a careful cleaning and disinfecting of the inside of the tooth, and filling and sealing the canals and pulp chamber to prevent bacteria from entering. While many are comfortable with local anesthesia, we are happy to discuss using I.V. Sedation to make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment. After the procedure, the tooth functions just like any other tooth! With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last as long as other natural teeth and often for a lifetime. Call today to set up a consultation with our experienced doctors!
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